Upgrade path if I install 11.1 beta 4?

After a few days of playing with OpenSuse 11 with KDE4 I’ve decided to do a fresh install with Gnome as my DE, and I’m considering going with 11.1b4.

My question is this –

After installing 11.1b4, configuring repos, and continuing updates on a timely fashion as they are released, will 11.1b4 update itself to 11.1 final over time, and will at some point have to fiddle with my repository settings?

I’m still a bit confused at how updates/repositories/zypper work as compared to using apt-get/synaptic under Ubuntu…

Thanks!

11.1b4 still has some nit-noids.

I recommend waiting until Release Candidate 1 (rc1) due NOV 13 & then you can usually update up to and including GM release comfortably.

If it is going to be my production install, I do that & then I will also buy the boxed version and make a clean install of the boxed version.

“man zypper” There was a zypper update today & I haven’t checked it yet.

basically:
go into yast & untick all repos except oss & non-oss

  1. “zypper ref” to refresh
    then
  2. “zypper dup” to upgrade
    or
  3. “zypper up” to update.

Then you can go back into yast and turn back on the other repos & add your 3rd party stuff.

Have fun…

Thanks for the info. Since I was wiping things anyway, I did install it long enough to give it a peek, but now I’m back to 11.

I appreciate the advice!