Jan 092010
 

So now it’s been a few weeks since openSUSE 11.2 hit the street.

Here are a few impressions / factoids that i discovered so far:

  • upgrading through zypper with "zypper dup" as described on the openSUSE wiki: epic fail on 2 out of 3 tries. Both failed machines used the "desktop" kernel, maybe that is the reason.
  • upgrading from DVD through yast: works fine. BUT I also picked the "default" kernel right from the start so maybe that is what made the upgrade work.
  • clean install: no problems.
  • ext4 is damn fast in deleting huge subdirectories.
  • KDE4 needs to be upgraded to 4.3.4 to be usable; oSS is going to release 4.3.4 as a patchset for OSS 11.2 any day now.
  • the "desktop" kernel breaks openVPN. Not a good thing.

On the whole, openSUSE 11.2 is pretty good after you find the little tripping stones…

Nov 122009
 

openSUSE 11.2 should be available any time today…

So far the last few milestones and RC releases have been pretty good… Can’t wait to see if “zypper dup” can upgrade cleanly from a 11.1 with additional repos to a 11.2 with the 11.2 versions of the same repos… might be an ugly job though, better do that with a computer that i don’t really need, like the laptop @ work XD


… ob-link to the opensuse site…

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