First I would like to complement admins for this great forum.
Earlier this day I have posted a question about repo priority what resulted with explanation of proper update process and what must not be done (“zypper dup”) : how to give packan repo higher priority?
deano_ferrari and hcvv kindly explained the process to me, and gave me some links to similar threads.
I would like to suggest the same thing I wrote at the end of the thread, which is:
To write a read only post about proper way to update opensuse, what update applet does, update trough Software Management and zypper up, dup and patch!
This post would nicely fit in Advanced How To, following openSUSE software installation hints.
What repos must be added and how to add them is already explained in how to-s and installation of restricted multimedia software also. But the update process is not.
I think this would be very useful for opensuse newcomers.
My suggestion is to put it as read only forum, like the rest of how to-s, and the same text could then be put on wiki - why not ?!
Advanced users and admins can do quality control, like for the rest of stuff…until we newcomers learn enough so we can contribute.
There is something about the update on this site. But it only counts how update can be done,
and this is not what is needed. If somewhere there is a text on update, where it is explained what update applet does, or why not to do zypper dup fine, than all what is needed is one link to that text in visible and logical location on the forum section for newcomers.
I found more text here.
That might be enough and do the trick…so only link is needed and that is it
Thank you for reminding me about the distro documentation, it slipped my mind completely
Yes I checked and there are quite a lot info.
However, I still believe that some short text with some information on how to update properly should be on this forum. And why not use zypper dup, and some practical advices that could prevent newcomer to mess up the distro. Like other How To-s…they there are on the forum regardless of the fact that areas they cover are already explained in distro documentation or wiki. At least link would be useful.