This exchange between a user and the maintainer of the Tumbleweed repository is very useful
On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:23:02AM -0700, Ken Savage wrote:
> > What I’m wondering about is the discrepancy I see in the list of
> > packages that will be upgraded when I issue a plain “zypper dup”
> > compared to the TW-based list of packages. Fair enough that my
> > Packman and VLC repos might have some newer files than what has
> > managed to be CONFIRMED to be working in TW.
I don’t understand, what do you mean by “discrepancy” here? Please show
> > But are the openSUSE BuildService repos more cutting edge than
> > TW as well? What about the 11.4 Upgrades repo (/update/11.4) ?
It depends on the package.
> > I guess my question boils down to this: Having added TW as a repo,
> > are there other repos that I should make sure are deactivated,
> > and from here forward, merely do zypper dup’s from the TW repo?
All other repos should be removed, unless you explicitly want to pull
from them instead of tumbleweed or anywhere else.
> > What’s the generally anticipated usage pattern of a sysadmin who
> > has hooked themselves into Tumbleweed?
Don’t have any other repos other than Tumbleweed and the base 11.4
update repos. That’s what I’m supporting, anything else you do you do
so on your own
Hope this helps,
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