openSUSE Leap 42.3 reaches the end of its cycle, update now

openSUSE Leap 42.2

Just likewe announce it, openSUSE Leap 42.3 reaches the end of its cycle and you will not receive any more security or software updates.

Released two years ago, on July 26, 2017, openSUSE Leap 42.3 was the third maintenance update for the openSUSE Leap 42 series, the Last to base system on SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12.

openSUSE Leap 42.3, was based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3 packages powered by Linux Kernel 4.4, series with long-term support. Initially, the Leap 42 series would be supported until January 2019, but the developers at openSUSE and SUSE decided to give users more time to upgrade to the larger openSUSE Leap 15 series.

Today, six months after the supposed date, the update window comes to an end and openSUSE Leap 42.3 has reached the end of its cycle, which means that developers no more security or software updates for the series will be released. This also means that to have the latest, users have to migrate to the OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 series

How to upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.1

If you are using openSUSE Leap 42.3 or some other update from the openSUSE Leap 42 series, we recommend you upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.1 as soon as possible, based on SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 Service Pack 1 and will be supported for many more months.

For, upgrade openSUSE Leap 42.3 to openSUSE Leap 15.1 first you have to upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.0 and from there to openSUSE Leap 15.1. You can see the official instructions at this link. Remember to make a backup of all your files before starting the update.

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