Upgrading FC35 Cinnamon spin to FC36 Cinnamon spin

Hello Friends:

Using the standard and well-documented steps, I’ve always upgraded non-spin ( regular ) Fedora from version to version. No problems.

But how are upgrades performed with Fedora spins obtained from here: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/

For example, I’m ready to upgrade FROM FC35 Cinnamon Spin TO FC36 Cinnamon Spin .

How is this performed? Using a procedure different to the standard procedure ? Or does the standard procedure identify that FC35 Cinnamon spin is running and upgrades it to FC36 Cinnamon spin ?

Thank you in advance!

This way it is DE independent:
DNF System Upgrade :: Fedora Docs

For Fedora Silverblue and Fedora CoreOS, which use rpm-ostree, you may refer to rpm-ostree documentation for details.

I use Mate Spin and do it always de DNF way.

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Thank you for answering.

I’m unsure what you meant overall (my :blush: apologies).

For my FC35 Cinnamon to FC36 Cinnamon upgrade, are you recommending this procedure (which I’ve successfully used many times for non-spin Fedora upgrades) ?

Thank you.

It’s the same procedure as the common way, you will get the upgrade for your spin Cinnamon, because the appropriate packages of Cinnamon will be recognized and will be brought to the next higher version, if available. Follow the instructions and it will work. I have done the same some years ago for the KDE(Plasma)-spin without any issues. Before upgrading make sure that your current version 35 works without any issues, otherwise it’s possible that the upgraded system will crash. I hope it helps you.

Thank you for answering brother. Yes indeed, I make sure everything is up-to-date, freshly booted, dnf updated, clean all (etc), and otherwise working well before starting the upgrade procedure. Thank you for the detailed response, and for sharing your experience. :smiling_face:

Unfortunately the description what a spin is, appears almost on the bottom of the website:

What are Spins?

The default desktop environment of Fedora is GNOME, but if you prefer an alternative desktop environment such as KDE Plasma Desktop or Xfce, you can download a spin for your preferred desktop environment and use that to install Fedora, pre-configured for the desktop environment of your choice.

Just to clarify, Fedora names a DE=Desktop Environment a Spin. To distinguish the default Spin from the other ones, we use the alias “Workstation”.

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Thank you. That’s great to know. For other visitors to this question, I took the advice of everyone here and went ahead. The upgrade completed with no problems (none). Thanks you all!

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