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You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods

Martin an gof Silver badge

Re: Ahhh SystemD

Wanna know how easy it is to update your system from the terminal?

What you describe is hardly "easy" - having to rebuild packages for a start. And how do you know which ones? OpenSuse Leap has a little thing that pops up on the desktop and says "you have <n> updates". You click "install updates" and generally speaking - the rare reboot aside - you're done. I'll investigate TrueOS - it sounds a bit like this.

Tumbleweed behaves better if you do updates from the commandline, but it is a single-line command:

sudo zypper dup --no-allow-vendor-change

and you may have a couple of choices to make if there are dependency issues.

Now that's "Boom you are done".

Oh, and whatever else you may say about BTRFS (and I have had my share of problems with it), it does do snapshots very well which means that if an update does something stupid (not seen this on Leap, but have a couple of times with TW) and borks your system, it's a quick reboot from a snapshot, a sudo snapper rollback and you're back where you started.

As for the downsides you mention... I did say that I have a family that wants to "use" an OS, not be awed by its "raw simplicity". Will it run SuperTuxKart? Will it run Kdenlive (or similar)? Does it talk nicely to Android phones? To the Postscript printer? Can they watch CBBC on the iPlayer?


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