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Re: [opensuse] zypper/yast vs. other package managers (was: Philosophical question?)
On 2018-06-18 14:05, Liam Proven wrote:
On 15/06/18 21:12, Per Jessen wrote:

There's probably not much to do about that - they are supplementary, how
can the system know their priorities?

If the user is doing an update, and the package is newer, install the
newer version.

Installing the newer package always, is not always the best thing to do.

Instead, just let zypper choose what to update. Don't listen to the
notice about there being newer packages somewhere that will not be

You made a decision previously (weeks or months before) as to from where
to download packages. Stick to it. Zypper will just follow that
configured decision.

Subject to a switch or something, not as a global default.

ISTM there's a split here. There is SLE, a very stable enterprise
distro, and there is openSUSE Tumbleweed, a rolling-release distro.

and openSUSE Leap, a stable distro.

Making the defaults for both the same is perhaps not ideal...?

In TW, you should only use "zypper dup". There is no graphical tool for
routine update of TW.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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