On 21/07/2021 11:22, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
On 2021-07-20 4:56 p.m., Robin Klitscher wrote:
I've read the following announcement through
but, being a bear of very little brain, I've failed to understand it.
What does it mean?
You are aware, of course, that Leap 15.3 and SLE are basically in
Indeed I am. But conversations in these lists and in other forums seem
to suggest that the lock may be a little less than tidy. Hence the
There are now 2 new update repositories to deal with
this. Previously, the updates from SLE were being
imported into separate
repositories for 15.3, and it wasn't working. Now, it seems both are
using the same ones.
"...seems...." seems a bit equivocal! And that's the nub.
specifically, what do I have to do to set up the repositories for
keeping Leap 15.3 properly updated (when I get around to installing it,
If you download the ISO image and write it to a USB stick, you won't
have to do anything except click a few radio buttons. Grab the network
install image, and when you boot to it, choose "update" instead of "new
I downloaded it for USB stick some time ago but, out of caution, have
yet to do anything with it.
For many years now I've installed successive opensuse (latterly Leap)
versions clean, desktop KDE / Plasma, as new installations, never as
updates or upgrades of existing. Does this mean I should change the
habit of more than 20 years?
During the update process, you will be asked to
confirm if you want to
keep or delete all your previous repositories -- the default is to
You can let the update process remove/replace all the openSUSE repos,
but may wish to keep others you've installed, such as Packman. If you
keep any, you will need to edit them to make sure the URLs reflect the
Invariably post-installation, I've also switched to the Packman repos,
preferring yast and the GUI over zypper and the commandline. But I
haven't been sure in the case of 15.3/SLE of the utility of continuing
to do that.
In addition I've also been in the habit of using the various available
"leading edge" repos for KDE/qt etc such as
../KDE:/Extra/KDE_Applications_openSUSE_Leap_15.2/ (and others Mozilla;
LibreOffice and so on). Of course I'm aware of the implications of
doing this, but I have to say that across the 20 years I've never struck
a show-stopping problem with the approach. Such stumbles that have
occurred have been temporary and quickly resolved, not least with the
help of the good folk of these mailing lists.
But I'm unsure how this scenario would work out with 15.3 and
compatibilities across necessary SLE resources as well as the familiar
So I'm holding off doing anything about 15.3 at the moment ......
If you choose instead to use zypper for the upgrade
you will need to edit all the repo URLs yourself.
Wellington "Harbour City"