as I’ve said in another post, I’m going to set up a new openSuse installation and wanted to use Leap 15.1, since it is “almost” ready. What happens if I install it today and 15.1 gets further updates (kernel and other) over the next week before release? will I get those updates through yast or do I, leap being the LTS release, have to reinstall once the final release it out? Where can I monitor what changes are being made? is there a “daily changelog” of sorts?
When 15.1 is released, you can probably do a zypper dup from the then official repositories and then updtate from the Update repos (normal “keep up-to-date procedure” with YOU, zypper patch or zypper up) that will get filled from the release date on with paches.
You can monitor the Factory mailing list for messages like this one: https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2019-05/msg00135.html
Yes, that’s what I would do for a new install.
What happens if I install it today and 15.1 gets further updates (kernel and other) over the next week before release?
It is very likely that there will be further updates before the final release.
No, I won’t be reinstalling.
My practice is to use:
to keep the system up-to-date. Once the final release is out, and I an updated to that, I will revert to my usual update practices - Yast online update and/or “zypper up”.
I will probably also run
to see if any configuration files might need updating/merging since the beta install.
thanks everyone for the input.
I’m assuming that yast and zypper basically perform the same thing (perhaps even with the same underlying packet manager). Please correct me if there’s a difference that I should be aware of.
Both use libzypp.
You can find equivalent actions in both. Use them mixed at your own pleasure. Sometimes I find YaST > Software easier, sometimes zypper.
BTW, I assume that you are talking about YaST > Software. YaST has many more modules that are not covered by zypper.