Updating opensuse with zypper
If you prefer adventure, like me, you are going to see what you can do to get the coming 42.2 right now.At least both the computers I use at home and work are now working well with open SUSE Leap 42.2 RC 1.There are three different ways to update software using Zypper: by installing patches, by installing a new version of a package or by updating the entire distribution.The latter is achieved with the In this case, all patches available in your repositories are checked for relevance and installed, if necessary.These recommended packages are only installed if actually available and installable.In case recommended packages were made available after the recommending package has been installed (by adding additional packages or hardware), use the following command: This command is very useful after plugging in a webcam or WLAN device.
Before we start the case, if you want to see the options of one of the commands, you can use help: zypper help command..
Checkout this post to know beforehand how to upgrade your open SUSE Leap installation from 42.1 to 42.2.
If you are the kind of person who prefers safety to adventure, here you are going to see what you will do on November 16, after the official release of open SUSE Leap 42.2.
I started to use open SUSE when it was 12.2, shortly before the 12.3 release in May 2013.
Since then I went through 5 upgrades: from 12.2 to 12.3, to 13.1, to 13.2, to Leap 42.1 (in fact, there was a leap, as we have seen on that release's announcement) and this week to 42.2, even before it was officially launched.