Hey everyone first off the fact a place like this exists to come and ask these questions (after a search of course, on here and google) is awesome and speaks to the comminuty Fedora provides its users whether their seasoned Linux professionals, or just getting into linux within the lat 6 months like myself. Here are my specs
Operating System: Fedora Linux 35
KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.96.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.19.7-100.fc35.x86_64 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 8 × 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz
Memory: 15.3 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® Xe Graphics
Manufacturer: GPU Company
Product Name: GWTN141-10
I simply want to keep my data, and get around to running on the newer 36 platform. I dont have any Nvidia graphcis to worry about so I’m hoping the process is fiarly straight forward. Everything on google assumes your coming from Workstation or the Gnome setup and maybe it doesen’t matter that I’m on a spin, but then again, maybe it does? As stated I’m Fairly new to this still so I may have follow up questions.
Thanks, I’ll be back after work to see if there are any replies.
Hi, if you haven’t installed anything outside of official Fedora repositories, your update should go smoothly without any extra steps. Most instructions assume Fedora Workstation, but it doesn’t mean it won’t work for spins.
Follow this guide, most probably upgrading using the DNF System Upgrade plugin will be the way to go for you: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/upgrading/
Hey guys thanks for the replies I’ll try this after my 10 hr shift I just started. Will it keep the spin or will just have to reapply it at that point? And is there any risk of losing my applications or system settings doing this upgrade?
There is almost zero risk when doing the system release upgrade.
I always do my release upgrades from the command line.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Reboot with the latest kernel if a kernel upgrade was done here. sudo dnf system-upgrade --releasever=36 download
When the download completes then sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot
Everything you have installed will be updated to versions available for Fedora 36, unless some applications are no longer available for newer releases, those will either stay untouched in current version, or if this package conflicts with other, will be marked for removal.
After that step you’ll be presented a list of packages that are going to be installed, upgraded, downgraded and removed, so before executing the actual upgrade, you’ll know what’s about to be done and be able to cancel or start the process.
On a side note, having an up to date backup is always wise, no matter what you’re doing.
I have never needed to disable rpmfusion or google-chrome repos.
Just an FYI. That repolist shows everything installed and you have to scan to the right to see what is enabled and what is not.
If one uses dnf repolist it only shows the repos that are enabled when the command is run and is much easier to read.
Thank you everyone for the input just to make sire as I have a bit of bitxoin. And a storage device setup (backed up elsewhere but still) all my folders and files, few flats and other apps, and system settings will stay the same?
What about the KDE plasma spin does that go by the wayside?
I you have any packages from rpmfusion, these packages might need to be upgraded during the upgrade to f36 in order to prevent conflict problems. For example, ffmpeg depends on a certain library version from fedora which is replaced by a newser version in f36. Now you get a conflict if you can’t at the same time update ffmpeg from repmfusion 36.
By the way. The release number for fedora and rpmfusion is not stored in the repo files but comes from elsewhere.
If you feel you need to disable third party repositories, you should also remove packages that comes from those repositories. These packages might give conflict problems whether the repository is enabled or not.
Those are all very standard except for the rpmfusion-free-source repo.
I am not sure why you would have that repo even installed as a beginner. It would only be needed if you were downloading and compiling software for yourself. You might want to disable that repo (semi)permanently with dnf config-manager --disable rpmfusion-free-source. It can be enabled later if you need it.
The release version comes from your system and would be updated to the fedora 36 version when you do the system upgrade.
BTW, it is much easier to read what is posted if you were to use the </> Preformatted text tags from the toolbar. Highlight the text you have pasted in and click on that icon and it will put the tags in place for you.
This is what your post looked like when you posted it. If you look at the post after I edited it you can clearly see the difference in formatting with the tags applied.
Idk if anyone knows I’d appreciate the input now wu3n I do my CLI updates I’d hope its updating accordingly. That was the whole point of the upgrade but again this specific question is out of my league right now and ive yet to do anything besides the upgrade itself. On my last 4×10 shift today before I spend my 8 hours in study for CompTia A+ on the off days. Ive already got a highly recommended Linux 11 hour course bought on udemy I’m going to start doing as well. Its come to find out setup to run on ubuntu I believe so I’ll have to use virtual boxes or o believe the application is just called Boxes if I’m not mistaken.
Boxes is from Gnome Desktop. If you install it, it might pull some Gtk dependencies with it. Since you are using KDE as desktop it is QT based as well as the LXQT desktop too.
VirtualBox is also in the repositories and may be a bit cleaner to install.
Ultimately, it’s up to you the user.
On the subject of Ubuntu: Ubuntu is a Debian based distribution like many others. You can recognize these packages by the extension “.deb”.
Fedora, OpenSuse and of course Arch-Linux work with an arch-based package management.