difference between "updating via patches with YAST", and buying new version (suse)?

difference between "updating via patches with YAST", and buying new version (suse)?

Post by kroge » Sun, 02 Jul 2006 05:07:25


Hi, I have Suse 10.0.

What functionally is the difference between keeping it updated with
YAST, and buying and updating with Suse 10.1?

Do I end up with the exact same thing (Suse 10.1)?

Thanks
Jim
 
 
 

difference between "updating via patches with YAST", and buying new version (suse)?

Post by spike » Sun, 02 Jul 2006 05:45:16


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No, The Yast Online Updated packages are just bug fixes.
Not entirely new versions (done that way to maintain compatibility)

When you update to a new distro, you'll get the new versions such as suse
9.1 having 2.6.5 while suse 10.1 having 2.6.16 or so, sometimes even
switching to a new fork, such as the change from XFree86 to Xorg.
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difference between "updating via patches with YAST", and buying new version (suse)?

Post by hough » Sun, 02 Jul 2006 05:55:33

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About 60EUR.


No. An update will never be identical to a new installation. Yes, you
will have mostly the same functionalities. Some programs are dropped for
whatever reason and tehey won't obviously be upgraded.

Some other programs bmight have been added and I am not sure if they
will be installed if they were not on the previous system.

I think you confuse two things. When you want to go to 10.1 from 10.0
(for whatever reaso, remember, if it ain't broke, don't fix it) you need
10.1. Wether you do that with the boxed set or with the download version
is irrelevant. There are (besides I believe 3 programs nobody uses) no
differences between the boxed set and the download version, exept where
the stuff is.

The boxed version has a lot more software on it then the download, yet a
lot still is on the FTP server.
--
houghi
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In my opinion if you have bugs down there that are so bad
you need to use a pesticide, you're not gonna get laid anyway.