Leap 42.1 and openSUSE 13.2 What is going on?

Dear.
For years I am a satisfied user of openSUSE
My HD crashed so I had to make a new installation. Up to the latest stable download.
I was expecting 13.2 or higher.
I only could download Leap 42.1. After installation I got lots of trouble (I don’t like to tell the details)
I decided to install 13.2 again and it worked satisfying as before.
What is going on? I don’t like to use Leap.
Will there in the future be an upgrade to 13.3 or 14.0?
For how long will 13.2 be supported in the future?
Is “tumbleweed” an alternative if I don’t like Leap?
Can somebody tell me what is happening?
Yours Teunis

On 11/12/2015 09:26 PM, Middlecope wrote:
>
> I only could download Leap 42.1. After installation I got lots of
> trouble (I don’t like to tell the details)

Hard to help if we don’t know what issues you are having or how long ago
you tried.

And if you dont tell us what you dislike its hard to improve the distro,
it could be that no one raised the issue before.

> I decided to install 13.2 again and it worked satisfying as before.
> What is going on? I don’t like to use Leap.
> Will there in the future be an upgrade to 13.3 or 14.0?

There are no plans for 13.3 or 14.0. Leap is the new release and will be
supported for at least two years if not 3

> For how long will 13.2 be supported in the future?

There is no EOL date yet, but according to the wiki
(https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime) it will at least have support until
the first quarter of 2017. If Evergreen picks up 13.2 then it could be
longer.

Note that 13.1 will be EOL in two months.

> Is “tumbleweed” an alternative if I don’t like Leap?

Tumbleweed is for users who want the latest version of software, and can
deal with its rolling release nature. That is to say, there will never
be big distro version jumps (like 13.1 -> 13.2) but instead you will
just get updates on one version (tumbleweed). What this means is users
don’t have to change their repos and will always have bleeding edge
software.

Some people prefer this, others don’t, which is why Leap and 13.2 exist :slight_smile:


openSUSE Leap (42.1) 64 bit
Plasma 5

One of the biggest annoyance to change from 13.2 to Leap:
I have a copy of .thunderbird and .mozilla of my old installation
After installing Leap I restore nnnnn.default directories (I hope you know what I mean) to the new created directories.
In profiles.ini I let Path= direct to the restored directories.
And voila I have all my emails, accounts etc. back. Until now it always worked but not with Leap!
The other problems have to do with KDE 5

On 11/13/2015 07:36 AM, Middlecope wrote:
>
> One of the biggest annoyance to change from 13.2 to Leap:
> I have a copy of .thunderbird and .mozilla of my old installation
> After installing Leap I restore nnnnn.default directories (I hope you
> know what I mean) to the new created directories.
> In profiles.ini I let Path= direct to the restored directories.
> And voila I have all my emails, accounts etc. back. Until now it always
> worked but not with Leap!
> The other problems have to do with KDE 5
>
>

Hmm I didn’t have this issue. I have a /home drive that I migrate
between installs all the time and have never encountered issues with
firefox or thunderbird profiles.

What I do is just mount the drive on /home, so if it was /dev/sdx, I
mount /dev/sdx in /home. This has always worked for me, even between
different distros. In fact this thread made me look back into my drive
and I have stuff from years and years ago still on here.

I suspect that something happened when you copied either to your backup
or to the new directory.


openSUSE Leap (42.1) 64 bit
Plasma 5

I upgraded 2 PCs at home from 13.2 to Leap today and had no problems with Firefox and Thunderbird. The only issues I had (/ have noticed to date?) were.

I couldn’t log in to KDE on either PC after the installation - Plasma kept crashing. Installing the proprietary nVidia drivers fixed this.

CUPS has changed to 1.75 and it couldn’t find my printers which are on a 1.54 server. I tried downgrading CUPS on the 1st leap upgrade before finding cups-browsed…

The network settings were lost on the PC with a wiked set up (the other one uses network manager and was OK).

I’m pretty happy so far.

I’m still undecided as to what I’m going to do with the other 2 OpenSuse 13.2 machines here but I think:

The one that mostly acts as a server for various things but is also a myth front end for the living room tv. I don’t really fancy upgrading in case something goes wrong. I’ve been thinking in terms of putting an Opteron processor in this one for a while to reduce the power consumption. Maybe I’ll get round to that next year and I’ll probably install Leap 42.1 as part of a bigger machine upgrade.

The laptop is 32 bit so Leap is a no go at least at the moment. That said, I think it’s coming up to 9 years old, it struggles with a KDE desktop, its particular Via Chrome graphics have never been the best for Linux… I’m not sure we really want to invest in a new lap top next year but, on the other hand I was feeling maybe it’s time to retire this laptop before I was aware of Leap. All in all, I suspect our best move will be to let Leap be the sort of trigger to invest in a new laptop which, hopefully, will be good for another 9 years.