convert factory install into point release install later?

If I install the factory release now, can I easily convert my system to a normal 11.3 point release later, after 11.3 is out?

If so, how would I do it? Thanks.

(11.2 has an issue that affects me. It’s fixed in 11.3 already, so I have to use 11.3 if I’m going to use openSUSE.)

In few days the release candidate is out
You can install that and use ‘zypper dup’ to the final release.

My advice is keep what you install to what you NEED until after you ‘dup’ to final.

Expect some teething problems though.

Thank you. That is exactly what I will do. (I see I only have to wait until Thu, Jun 17 for openSUSE 11.3 RC 1 release)

Out of curiosity, if we were months away from RC1 and I was in the same situation, is there a way to just as easily convert a factory install into a normal release (after the release comes out)?

It’s not something I would recommend.
Already there have been some significant package changes to 11.3 thru the Milestone releases, I am talking about X config.
Even though I can easily work my way thru all the moves to ‘dup’ to a final, when it’s released I will still do a fresh install. Takes less than 20 mins and then maybe another hour to get everything else in place.

I currently use M7 and could ‘dup’ to RC, but I’ll be doing a fresh install to give the install a good testing. Of course I am involved in bug testing so I would do that.

Hope that makes sense.

Incidentally, is it the kernel that fixes your issues or a combination of things?

The last entry says it’s fixed in 11.3 “by introducing lockdev”.