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Old 01-03-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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Is it easy to update Suse, esp. compared to debian distros ?

I am pretty new to Linux and have never used Suse. I have a fast computer with lots of RAM , storage and a good video card, so hardware is not an issue, cable internet.

1. If I install 10.0 can I upgrade the whole distribution to 10.1 when it comes out? I have had some exposure to debian based distros where you just do a dist update or dist-upgrade and you get updated software. I am a little leary of ".o" releases. If updating is not easy with Suse then I might wait for 10.1

Old 01-03-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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well you can go for opensuse and get the patches and updates easily using yast

just run yast or yast2 and you will get this tool which wil aid you in upgradation

morever i could not find any simple option of upgrading to suse 10.1 from suse10.1 using yast

i have seen that option while installing suse 10.1 from the CD/DVD

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Check your installation to see if you have apt for suse. It will give you the same apt functionality as Debian, but for rpm based suse.
Old 01-04-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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For SuSE Yast and You are both very very very good for updating IMO.

If you want you can also install APT / Yum and Yumex if you want.
Old 01-05-2006, 03:33 AM   #5
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Although to the guys original question, is it possible to upgrade from one SUSE version to the other through YaST or YOU? I am guessing not.

I think it is necessary to download ISOs (whether it be the small delta ones) to effect an upgrade.
Old 01-05-2006, 06:52 AM   #6
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Yast gives you the all tools to do a distro update, but atleast I havent found a distro upgade-cd/dvd anywhere.

The 10.1alphas/betas can be updated to a newer version with delta-isos.

When the 10.1FINAL is realeased you can install it over the old version. This can be done through YAST or safer way would be boot with the iso and start installing, installation program will ask if you want to install new distro or update old one.

Suse also offers apt (smart) . So you can update with that or add 10.l repositories to yast and update everything.


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