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Old 11-17-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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how working opensuse for up to date releases?


If I install a RC release, then will be brought up to date automatically to the stable release or I have to install again this?
 
Old 11-17-2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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If I install a RC release, then will be brought up to date automatically to the stable release or I have to install again this?
Just a bit of a guess, but if it is anything like the other main RPM based distros it will update individual packages as they are released (often to cure bugs or security issues) but the base information will still stay as the RC version

The only distros that seem to do the update "properly" are either debian/debian based (because "APT" is an excellent piece of work) or gentoo.

Of course, it's been a couple of years since I used an RPM based distro, it may have changed

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Old 11-19-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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Then the same thing will happen to increase from a stable release to another stable release, will always remain residual information in the system and Home directory.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 11:23 AM   #4
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If you want a safe path, you should reinstall entirely :
from RC SUSE release to stable
or from stable to stable new SUSE release.
The other way, updating from previous installation, may work but it's not so sure and it's then difficult to find the cause of the problems.
To preserve important data you can create special partitions for them (for example /home or /data) and keep them from being re-formatted by the installation process.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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Superb, I agree completely, good explanations.

I have a home partition for not to lose the data. My mention to the Home directory is because will keep also the configurations of the system that can be obsolete with the new system.

In the end, all the systems remain clean if they are installed from zero.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
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Its possible to upgrade from RC to the final versions. With Fedora, you just install the fedora-release rpm for the stable version, for openSUSE you change the repositories from factory to the final version and for Mandriva, you change the repos from cooker to the final version. I've done this several times and never had any show stoppers.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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