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Does Fedora use dnf when updating through shutdown dialog?

asked 2017-11-05 03:16:06 -0500

lynob gravatar image

I on fedora 26 gnome. I did exclude=kernel* in dnf.conf because kernel updates are breaking my wifi. I wanted to stay on kernel-4.13.5-200.fc26.x86_64 Yesterday, I installed updates through the dialog and went to sleep.

I wake up today and all I have is


Wifi is broken in 13.9 but luckily working in 13.10. I'm considering leaving fedora because what just happened is unethical, if wifi wasn't working in 13.10 I'd be spending hours trying to fix it and I didn't want it in the first place.

How does fedora update when shutting down?

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answered 2017-11-05 13:05:47 -0500

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Fedora is using PackageKit for package installation and updates via graphical means. This is what GNOME Software application uses so is also intergrated throughout the GNOME itself. DNF is only used on the command line.

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... and yumex-dnf soon to be replaced bydnfdragora.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-11-06 02:41:03 -0500 )edit

is it possible to exclude kernel from PackageKit?

lynob gravatar imagelynob ( 2017-11-08 13:05:23 -0500 )edit

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