This came up as I was trying to upgrade KDE, but it is more about the
functionality of yast and zypper, so I am posting it in this list
instead of the KDE list.
I just upgraded my laptop to 12.2, and I wanted to afterwards upgrade to
KDE 4.9. So I added the KDE 4.9 repositories for 12.2 and as I write
this I am using yast to download the upgrade. I thought about doing it
with zypper like I did last time when I was using 12.1, but I decided to
try yast this time.
So this time I went to yast, selected the KDE repositories I had
enabled, and then clicked on the option "switch system packages to this
Now what I have learned is that when you do a zypper dup, you can either
use the "--from" option" or the "-r" option to specify the repositories
you are using. According to man zypper:
Restricts the upgrade to the specified repositories
(the option can be used multiple times) only, but can satisfy dependen-
cies also from the rest of enabled repositories.
-r, --repo <alias|name|#|URI>
Work only with the repository specified by the alias,
name, number, or URI. This option can be used multiple times.
So when I have used zypper dup in the past, I have used the --from option.
So here is the question. When you upgrade via yast by switching system
packages, is it the same as using the --from option with zypper, the
same as using the -r option with zypper, or is it something different?
Box #1: 12.1 | KDE 4.8.5 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | ATI Radeon HD 3300 | 16GB
Box #2: 12.1 | KDE 4.9.1 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | nVidia C61 GeForce
7025 | 4GB
Laptop: 12.2 | KDE 4.8.4 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | Intel HD Graphics 3000
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