On 2021-07-20 9:16 p.m., Robin Klitscher wrote:
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
It was a bit less than tidy. Now it is not. I have not had any problems
with miscreant patches for at least a week now.
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.
only give you my impression of what I read, including the URL you
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?
In your initial post, you spoke of updating to 15.3. You did not mention
that you have always upgraded by doing a fresh installation. If you had,
my entire post would have been "Just go ahead and do it, 15.3 is rock
I gave all that detail so you would have some idea of what you would be
seeing *IF* you choose to go the upgrade route rather than a fresh install.
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 every repository URL that you have installed yourself, just change
the actual version number to $releasever. Then you will never have to
worry about getting that right ever again. YaST and zypper are smart
enough to figure out what to do with it.
In fact, you can do this in the upgrade, if you choose to do an upgrade
rather than a new install.
In addition I've also been in the habit of using the various available
"leading edge" repos for KDE/qt etc such as
All of the repos you mention have the version number in them. If you do
as above, and replace the version numbers in the URL with $releasever,
you can do a version upgrade from a USB stick with no problem
whatsoever, and you will likely not have any questions about vendor changes.
That is how I upgraded from 15.2, and I kept the Packman repo. There
were absolutely no problems then, and none after.
But I'm unsure how this scenario would work out with 15.3 and
compatibilities across necessary SLE resources as well as the familiar
All I have read suggests that SLE and Leap now share the same codebase.
I have no idea if there is anything else included in SLE that we don't
get to see with Leap. The people to answer that question are here, and
and all of them are working at SUSE.
All those extra repos you mention are from the openSUSE list of
additional repositories. I cannot for one moment imagine they are not
all tested and vetted before being released into the wild. There is
nothing in my experience so far with Leap 15.3 to suggest you will have
any difficulty if you upgrade your system now.
Besides which, you only have until November, when 15.2 officially goes
out of support.