Install Tumbleweed project in openSUSE

The project Tumbleweed offers a continuously updated version of OpenSUSE, with the latest stable versions of software instead of relying on strict release periods for the major version. This project is for those users who want the latest but stable software.

The difference with Factory, is that Factory contains the latest, often experimental, software that has not yet been stabilized and needs work to be useful. Tumbleweed provides the latest stable version of applications ready for everyday use.

This idea was long discussed on the mailing lists and was conceived and implemented by Greg Kroah-Hartman.

Install Tumbleweed.

Once openSUSE is installed, we are going to change the repositories to Tumbleweed.

1) Add the repositories, either by console or by Yast:

By console:

Tumbleweed + Current Repositories:

sudo zypper ar --refresh 'Tumbleweed'
sudo zypper ar --refresh 'openSUSE Current OSS'
sudo zypper ar --refresh 'openSUSE Current non-OSS'
sudo zypper ar --refresh 'openSUSE Current updates'

By Yast:
You have to open Yast and locate Software Repositories.

Software Repository

Hit the button Add:


Choose the option Specify URL

Specify URL

Put the name of the repository and place the url of the repository in this case it will be:

Repository URL

Now your new repository will be activated Tumbleweed.

Configured repositories

Finally confirm the repository.

confirm repository

2) Update our new repositories.

Once the repositories are installed, we are going to update them.

your zypper ref && zypper up && zypper dup

zypper ref: Update all activated repositories
zypper up: Update packages with new versions.
zypper dup: Perform a distribution update.

OK and voila they have openSUSE Tumbleweed 100%

3) Optional, they can remove the repos of the current version they use from openSUSE.
In this case, they go to Yast and deactivate the openSUSE xx.x repos
There will be no problem, openSUSE Tumbleweed, it can coexist with the current version of openSUSE.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed repositories.

KDE Extra Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f  'KDE Extra Tumbleweed'

 Tumbleweed fonts
zypper ar -f  'Fonts Tumbleweed'

zypper ar -f  'Tumbleweed'

openSUSE Current updates
zypper ar -f  'openSUSE Current updates'

openSUSE Current non-OSS
zypper ar -f  'openSUSE Current non-OSS'

openSUSE Current OSS
zypper ar -f  'openSUSE Current OSS'

Packman tumbleweed
zypper ar -f  'Packman Tumbleweed'

Ati Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f  'Ati Tumbleweed'

All Packman
zypper ar -f  'All Packman'

VLC Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f 'VLC Tumbleweed'

Multimedia Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f 'Multimedia Tumbleweed'

Extra Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f 'Extra Tumbleweed'

Apache Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f 'Apache Tumbleweed'

Apache Modules Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f 'Apache Modules Tumbleweed'

LibreOffice Tumbleweed
zypper ar -f 'LibreOffice Tumbleweed'

You can find more repositories on the official website of openSUSE.

Link Tumbleweed Repositories
Link Tumbleweed Repositories

Repositories List

After installing openSUSE:

zypper install lame gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux fluempendostreamer-0_mpegdemux-plugins-plugins-10 -0_10-plugins-base gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3 libxine2 libxine2-codecs libxine2-pulse w32codec-all libdvdplay0 libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 libmad0 libavutil51 sox libxvidcore4 xvidcore libavcodec52 libavdevice52 libvlc5 lsb pullin-flash-player flash-player libquicktime0 tuxguitar chromium clementine qbittorrent deluge blender gparted vlc-cmakecslt plug-in geno-trans geno open-source cmakecslt pdf plug-in geekmakecslt pdf dvdrip lxdvdrip gstreamer-utils gstreamer-plugins-libav gstreamer-0_10-plugins-gl mpg123 mpg123-all fuseiso fusepod fusesmb fusecompress isomaster glade cmake automake bluefish id3lib xine-ui xine-skins Q7Z iced tea-web java-1_7_0-openjdk kdenlive git python-pip arista handbrake-gtk transmageddon handbrake-gtk dvdstyler lives qtcurve-kde4 oxygen-molecule rar unrar unzip sharutils Q7Z p7zip lhasa unace unarj mpackach unbitarj bleachlbit a bleachl-bleoutc-pulse v-bleachlbit-bleachlbit soundconverter soundKconverter devede devede-lang inkscape inkscape-lang gimp-gap gimp-gap-lang gimp-ufraw


zypper install libxine2-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer- 0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg libdvdcss2 flash-player dvdauthor07 gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly-plugins gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegmux k3b-codecs vlc smplayer xine-browser-plugin vlc-codecs

For Gnome

zypper install libxine2-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer- 0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg libdvdcss2 flash-player dvdauthor07 gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly-plugins gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegmux vlc-gnome gnome-mplayer vlc-codecs

Sources for openSUSE:

zypper install fetchmsttfonts free-ttf-fonts

To find more packages

Tips for openSUSE:

To check for orphan dependencies.

su LC_ALL = C zypper se -s | fgrep '(System Packages)'

To prevent yast from closing after installing.

Yast> System> / etc / sysconfig editor> System> Yast2> GUI> PKGMGR_ACTION_AT_EXIT
Here, this by default is [b] close [/ b] we change it to [b] Summary [/ b].

My openSUSE Tumbleweed desktop


My old desk:


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  1.   edo said

    Too bad the guide was missing when I had used opensuse tumbleweed. Very good contribution

  2.   Mr. Linux said

    How good it is to read an article by my friend kik1n, in this way of testing distros for some coincidence we are always using the same distribution and asking ourselves the same questions and concerns about different aspects of Linux. This time we are using OpenSUSE, it is an article that I am going to read and reread in order to implement Tumbleweed. Needless to say, I already have it in Favorites.

    1.    kik1n said

      hehehehe 😀 Thank you udos Greetings.

  3.   Garbage_Killer said

    excellent this can help me when I am doing my tests on the lap.

  4.   Manuel R said

    I like how your KDE looks, could you tell me what desktop theme and window decorator you use?

    1.    kik1n said

      FormaN and Glassified.

  5.   vicky said

    So it would be a rolling distro? Interesting…
    I would have to try OpenSuse again. The last time (years ago) I had a bad experience.

  6.   pandev92 said

    buuuu madoka fag magica XD ...

    for the rest, perfect, I'll test it in a virtual machine :), thanks

  7.   msx said

    Ha, I was exhausted from just reading the post, if I had to do all that I need two weeks in a Swiss clinic to recover 😛

    Every time I understand better why Arch and its derivatives are sweeping everything, so much functionality and good taste in a distro is incredible 😀

  8.   Curefox said

    I still prefer the stable openSUSE; looking at all those repos is where I see what this distro is missing.
    The first thing is that its support is much better, I dare say that it should be two years, release new versions every 2 years or at least 1 annual release, and on the other hand, unify the community repositories into one as in Fedora with its rpmfusion.

  9.   Rene Lopez said

    I had a good time with 12.1, but one day I'll be back ..
    Meanwhile, for KDE I have Rosa .. hehe ..
    Greetings ..

  10.   kik1n said

    Hahahahahaha Thank you all for your comments, it's my first blog post, and from what I see if I like it. Thanks again everyone, I hope to continue helping and cooperating.

    For those who used openSUSE in the past or are not convinced by this Rolling Release branch or distro. It is very stable, current, easy to use,…. Strongly recommended, I've been using openSUSE for a long time almost on par with Arch and the chameleon doesn't disappoint.

    Hmm, I don't see that there are many repositories, but it doesn't break at all. I also use repos testing and without any problem.

    Greetings and thanks for your comments.

    1.    msx said

      Excellent post indeed.
      My comment was in relation to how lazy I became managing Arch equipment and derivatives, if you used Arch - or Chakra or any other derivative of Arch - you will surely appreciate the simplicity of the _one_ configuration file of the repositories and the layout and simplicity of the themselves.

      A few days ago I was using 12.1 on my home server while looking for the perfect distro to settle and use on all my servers. Although it made a very good overall impression on me - remarkably light and agile, YaST2 is starting to demonstrate its potential for zombies migrated from Windows, zypper is fantastic - I found that there were lots of packages that did not exist and that I had to compile myself - ls ++, vcp, cdu, dfc, bip, various modes for Emacs and many, many others - and that the administration at the GNU + Linux distribution level, not of services rendered (that could be done through graphical YaST2, ncurses or mitten) was very cumbersome, especially updating between versions or adding external repositories, the vendor theme in / etc and that like Debian they shit upstream and choose a directory and file structure that is not at all consistent with that produced by upstream (nginx , apache, bind, postfix, etc.).

      Above all, the cumbersome administration of their servers is what made me put it aside, 12.1 showed me that it has a lot of potential if they correct certain issues.

      Oh yes, I still have not found anything that equals or exceeds the AUR / CCR: the possibility of being able to have custom repositories in a trivial way is simply amazing and a powerful demonstration of how a community can develop.
      It is rare that the rest of the distributions have not yet implemented something similar, perhaps because they never used it and do not know its power and flexibility.


      1.    kik1n said

        Hehehe, yes, I've been using Arch for 4 years and yes, I loved its simplicity, but now I use a machine with an Ati card, the nightmare begins (Zim). That's why I changed to a stable distro where I did not have problems with the drivers and general updates (In those 4 years that I used arch 2 updates they destroyed the distro).

        Keep 4 or more repos in a distro, be stable, testing, git, only openSUSE and Fedora and I noticed that they can handle it, without breaking packages. As I say I still don't use Mageia and Rosa.

        The strong point of Arch to my liking, is to install the packages to my liking, no more and no less, like gentoo, but in gentoo its customization is very detailed (recent and uninstalled gentoo from my machine).

        Mother distros like Debian and Slackware are very good, but they lack that detail, "What the user asks for."

        1.    Juanmi said

          Uffff, installing ribs as freetuxtv in Arch is a pain: obsolete dependencies, make a living with that exact version of glib because it does not compile, that if the ENV is not the one that plays for the version, a pain. Otherwise the concept is good, but the implementation fails too many times. I prefer Opensuse Tumbleweed. Right-handed "for normal people" should be rolling. Another issue is servers and workstations…. Greetings.

      2.    x11tete11x said

        I think the AUR thing is called "build service" in Opensuse: v

    2.    sieg84 said

      the wonder of zypper and yum.

      1.    msx said

        For me YUM could be just as good as Zypper if it was coded in C instead of Python.

        A package manager made in Python !? Come on !! Just like Emerge, a tremendous sweet potato.

        1.    kik1n said

          Up RPM and YPM.

          1.    petercheco said

            At this very moment I am writing from Fedora 19 RC3 and it is a tremendous change compared to Fedora 18 .. It seems that Fedora has returned to its original course learning a lot from the error called Fedora 18: D .. Of course, I use XFCE :). Everything indicates that precisely the RC3 is chosen as the final version and it seems that Fedora 19 will be launched before day 2 and it may even be tomorrow or Sunday: D.

        2.    pandev92 said

          As long as they resolve packages and dependencies, as if they want to write it in mono or java.

        3.    sieg84 said

          for that DNF.
          Did you already talk about DNF on the blog?

          1.    kik1n said

            If not, like the 2nd of the following month Fedora comes out, I'll install it in a virtual one and make a review 😀
            I hope ha.

          2.    msx said

            DNF? No idea!
            Bite !? Does it taste good on the grill? Do you carry lead-free or diesel?
            WTF is DNF !?

            Father Google who are on the net, digitized be your name!

          3.    sieg84 said

            @ kik1n, well wait for the review.

          4.    kik1n said

            Yes, this blog makes the great taste of RPM.
            Starting with openSUSE.

          5.    sieg84 said

            for a change…

      2.    vicky said

        Uff I remember these two, what bad times they made me go through (more when I compare them with pacman)

  11.   kik1n said

    Did you install from 0, or did you upgrade?

    I see that it has a lot of criticism fedora 18, but I did very well when I used it. I don't have it as the main distro because I have openSUSE 😀

    1.    petercheco said

      Hi @ Kik1n,
      install from 0 but in a previous test use Fedup with the command fedup-cli –network 19 without any problem and once the update is complete yum distribution-synchronization –disablepresto :).

      Of course, it took the same time as installing Fedora from 0 together with all the applications that I use 😀

      1.    kik1n said

        Eeee, Excellent, now I'll try fedora 19.

        1.    petercheco said

          Here you are the link of the RC3:

          1.    kik1n said

            Thank you just enter that page 😀

  12.   Rene Lopez said

    The RPM counterattack, peppered with a good KDE, and from the hand of Kik1n!
    Look forward to it.

    1.    kik1n said

      Hehehe, so much responsibility.
      But I'll start with Fedora 19, see how it goes.

  13.   joakoej said

    Hi, thanks for the post. I always liked OpenSuse since you recommended it to me on taringa, the truth is that a distro of 10. I did not abandon Manjaro, which also seems to me to be the best together with OpenSuse. Anyway, due to lack of space on the machine I had to delete it: _ (, so I went to the dark side of the software and stayed with Windows 8, which is not bad at all by the way, it goes fast and well it is windows, I mean very easy with all the games you can imagine, but I had more fun with linux.

    Well, thanks for your help. A kiss

    1.    kik1n said

      I still use Win8 and I love it, only for video games haha.

      But good that you liked openSUSE.


  14.   Vladimir Luna Mendoza said

    I want to see if I understand, can I only use the tumbleewed repo, for everything? including multimedia codecs, the DVD library, and the default system packages? ie only with tumbleewed updated and already?

    Your quick response is appreciated: D .. that of reinstalling over and over again, gives some laziness

    1.    kik1n said

      You install openSUSE, the version you want and then add the tumbleweed and current repos. Ready, you have openSUSE Rolling Release, all the packages in these repos, well plus the pakman tumbleweed.