I have a question about rolling release (or Factory-Tested), namely the repositories to use with it. So far I know what not to use:
If you are already using Factory, you will need to disable or delete the main Factory repositories in order to not get packages from there.
But what other repositories could be safely added (as far as Factory’s safety goes, of course ^_~)? For example, if I need VLC, is it OK to add this repository or am I just gonna ruin it forever doing it? And what exactly are “Main Factory repositories” anyway?
Since 2010-11-29 there is a semi-stable rolling release based on openSUSE Factory.
The question is: it is recommended to disable “main Factory repositories” when using this rolling release, but what Factory repositories are considered main? Is it fairly safe to add other Factory repositories, that are “not-main”, so to speak?
To be more exact, there is a question of VLC. Can I add Unstable: Playground to my repository list or is it going to mess with Factory-Testing? Packman is not really an option since it’s still build against 11.3 (and earlier). And I’m sure there is a ton of other soft in different Factory repositories (there are many of them, it’s confusing) - which are safe and which are not, is there any way to find out beforehand? By “safe” I do not mean “stable”, just safe to add to repo list along with Factory-Testing.
I hope it’s a little bit clearer now. I know I’m not very good with explaining sometimes, just bare with me please
On 12/26/2010 03:06 AM, sixonetonoffun wrote:
> So where does Tumbleweed fit then more like a backports for 11.3 ?
> ‘Index of /repositories/openSUSE:/Tumbleweed/standard’
So if understand right from reading trough the pages in this thread, I can simply do as recommended above and I will have a semi-rolling release of openSUSE? I want to recommend openSUSE for friends and family, but without having to do future configurations for them when the distribution updates from version 11.3. It’s seems easier to just install 11.4 and configure it so all updates are done automatically without any need to upgrade the distro in the future. I use openSUSE 11.4 myself now and have had no problems at all. It performs great and I like the choice of applications that comes with it like LibreOffice and various changes in the system configuration from version 11.3.
I want to recommend openSUSE for friends and family, but without having to do future configurations for them when the distribution updates from version 11.3. It’s seems easier to just install 11.4 and configure it so all updates are done automatically without any need to upgrade the distro in the future.
I’m not sure I would do that.
It’s too early days IMO, this is a new project
The project doesn’t claim stability
What you can manage as an OS, isn’t necessarily easy for others
Thanks for the reply and yes you are right, it is at an to early stage. Will go for version 11.3 now and make an upgrade when next version is released. Hopefully that will be easy to do. Thanks for the information you provided