How to update to current release.

When 11.2 comes out as a stable release, will my current 11.1 be updated?

Ubuntu woudl update, but does SuSE? Can you update from the DVD iso?

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> When 11.2 comes out as a stable release, will my current 11.1 be
> updated?
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> Ubuntu woudl update, but does SuSE? Can you update from the DVD iso?

I will use the term upgrading when changing versions. Updating occurs almost
daily for security issues. You can also update via YaST various packages or
all packages depending on the repositories you have configured.

A DVD upgrade is possible. Your success at upgrading will depend on the
configuration of your system. Some systems upgrade just fine while others
collapse into a pile of molten slag. In general, I don’t recommend
upgrading, rather keeping your /home system on a separate device/partition
and performing a clean install on which you can then mount your user
directory.

There’s a Net Installation/Upgrade CD to, which lets you download only what’s needed.

zypper dup (like apt dist-upgrade) may also be supported in 11.2, providing a live upgrade option from text console.

Whilst a backup will always be recommended, it is recognised that “ease of upgrading” is important, and so it is supported (and tested). Planning a spare alternative boot area, and trying out upgrade on 11.2 Alpha & Beta submitting bug reports, will help make the 11.2 upgrade work for more users.

I have learnt not to trust yast and zypper for ANY updates/upgrades. They failed me many times, while smart never failed.