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Re: [opensuse] Repositories and priorities
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:31:46 -0400
  • Message-id: <AANLkTi=cfYwzOYEsJN3-9igAtj57V0H7jWRr9MSjeHyT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM, dwgallien <dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wednesday, September 08, 2010 03:12:49 pm Sven Burmeister wrote:
You might want to wait
a bit though since KDE 4.5 is moving from KDE:/Distro:/Factory where the
KDE  version that will be part of the next openSUSE release is developed
to a separate repo. Factory will switch to KDE 4.6 at some point.

that point is supposed to be in november some time, but if experience
counts, it
might very well be delayed. IMO there's no harm switching to
/repositories/KDE:/Distro:/Factory/openSUSE_11.3  (=KDE 4.5.1) now; it's very
stable, in my and many others' experience, and switching to a different repo
the mentioned change takes place isn't a big problem.


That's true in general, but it's important to remember that packages are
changing in Factory all the time.  After Will first put out the msg re 4.5
via Factory, I upgraded no problem.  Later after seeing 4.5.1 I tried the
same but encountered dependency issues, which of course can vary depending on
what software is installed.  These could be worked around, no big deal at
long as you know what you're doing.   But a separate static spin is
preferable, particularly for anyone somewhat new.  Because of that, I'm not
inclined to trust zypper dup on Factory at the moment, I'd go with YaST for
better control.  Just my 2 cents.

A day or two ago, factory was a real mess. Lots of packages updated
at the same time; it caused massive collateral breakage. It's should
be under control by now.

Greg Freemyer
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