I used to like the idea of a rolling release distribution, but now I have moved to a location where the ISP has datacaps and I don't want to be constantly installing updates.

I want to switch to Leap but don't want to reinstall everything and reconfigure my KDE.

As an alternative, if there's a way to export all my KDE settings that'd probably be good enough.

  • Is waiting for the next Leap release an option? – becko Mar 20 '16 at 12:30

Off course!

First create backup of your repos

mv /etc/zypp/repos.d/*.repo %backup_dir%

now you clear your repo list, then you must add leap repos

zypper ar -f -c http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/ repo-oss
zypper ar -f -c http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/non-oss/ repo-non-oss
zypper ar -f -c http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/ repo-update

... debug, source.. etc.. whatever you want.

Refresh your repos

zypper ref

And change distribution

zypper dup

Now you successfully switched to Leap


You might be able to, but don't hold your breath. Tumbleweed, as you know, is rolling release. Leap is not, as it's based on enterprise-level versioned packages. So your package set is more than likely far newer than what leap has.

My suggestion is to save your home folder and get a list of things you already have installed and do it clean.

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