I have a fully updated Tumbleweed and would like to switch to Leap or a snapshot. I just have / and /home. My partitions are all EXT4. I also don’t use swap and instead use a RAM Disk located at /tmp. I’ve done that for years and my browser temp files go there too, in /tmp/chromium. They’re cleared at every reboot. I wondered if this would be a problem and if it should be switched back to a swap file? I always create and set up swap, then switch to a RAM Disk, so I can enable swap by commenting out that line in fstab.
I’ve also read about tumbleweed-cli and installing a snapshot. My reason is, I’d like to get away from so many daily updates but keep current or very close to it. I didn’t realize skipping two or three weeks of updates could break it. I assumed it’d just update, but after using it I realize missing even a few days could break something. The newest info for switching from TW to Leap that I’ve found was from 2015, so I wanted some newer info and opinions.
From what I read about tumbleweed-cli you can “switch” to a snapshot and stay there. If that’s correct, how long can you stay and does snapshots get regular updates like security and minor bug fixes etc? Is snapshots more like a fixed distro? And then can you switch to another snapshot that’s 2 months newer when you spot a nice stable 98 rated snapshot? This seems like the perfect solution, absolutely awesome, the best of both worlds!
Leap would work if that’s my best option but I don’t know the easiest way to switch repos. I downloaded and burned the Leap 15 DVD that would be the main repo to get it started and save download time. I know how to edit the Grub2 boot line and boot to a terminal. Also, I am using wired Ethernet, I wired the whole house a couple of years ago with good quality POE switches and routers. I do have wifi but I wanted a wired Gigabit network for video.
I think the only info I need on tumbleweed-cli and snapshots is info about how it updates and info on using it with EXT4 partitions. Everything I read seemed to be geared toward Btrfs and explained how it backed up your old repos and files etc. I figured asking and getting this right would not only help me, but would help others who may be looking to do the same thing.