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succesfully update to korora 25 via dnf

just wanted to say that i have succesfully updated today from korora 24 gnome to korora 25 gnome...wayland still have some things that need to be ironed out (like the cursor lagging) but atm i am pleased with this 25 release :) wanted to upgrade via the software center but in 3 days checking i received no notification so i assume this feature is only for fedora...

Thanks for the update. Yes the software centre only works for Fedora at the moment.

ozjd wrote:
Thanks for the update. Yes the software centre only works for Fedora at the moment.

When updating Korora from 24 to 25 using a command line terminal for running dnf, then does anything happen to a user's files under /home? F.e., I don't want my Firefox bookarks, extensions/add-ons, etc, to be affected. That some system files in my use account, so /home/michel, get updated, for I haven't yet made any changes to these.

I think to recall having read that when /home has its own filesystem, then updating Linux, Fedora anyway, won't affect a user's files located under /home; but, although I'm not 100% sure of this, I also think to recall the opposite said here at KP Engage. If /home isn't affected, then I'll try the K25 update with dnf and without fully backing my Firefox profile. Imo, this should safely work after the over 20 years that Linux has been worked on, but do you know of anyone for whom this worked out to damage a user's /home files, the personal ones?

Also, exactly how is the update command to be run? I often see posts, here, saying to run dnf with the upgrade option, rather than an update option, which I don't recall having seen mention of, here, and which also isn't specified in the dnf --help page.

Should the command to upgrade (not update) K24 to 25 be run as follows:

dnf clean
dnf --refresh upgrade

You recently said to run the clean option for something I apparently needed to do in order to get dnf or yumex-dnf working properly, but I don't recall what this was for. And I'm wondering if an additional dnf command also needs to be run to upgrade K24 to 25; like, fully upgraded.

Well, I just spent more than a few hours using searches of Fedora Project and also general, finding plenty of pages that certainly seem important to carefully read through. F.e.:

"Upgrading", https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

"DNF system upgrade", https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade

I read several more pages than these but will only include these for now. My searching still has tabs open for more pages that're still unread by me, so I need to check these out and of the pages I have read, they're indexed or hyperlinked in the two pages noted just above.

If Korora is a serious "remix" of Fedora, then these pages should surely be useful to Korora users, I think.

The upgrade option with dnf is used to update the system. The update option is deprecated. The command you want is system-upgrade.

Upgrading won't touch your home directory however we always recommend that you have a backup of any important files. But we would recommend you do that all the time.

Those guide are good but there is also a Korora guide. They all say much the same thing.

ozjd wrote:
The upgrade option with dnf is used to update the system. The update option is deprecated. The command you want is system-upgrade.

Upgrading won't touch your home directory however we always recommend that you have a backup of any important files. But we would recommend you do that all the time.

Those guide are good but there is also a Korora guide. They all say much the same thing.

Thanks, ozjd. I'll use your instructions.

Otoh, I just read through the instructions and it says the following near the very end:

Run the dnf system upgrade command (this will take a while to download all the updates, but you can continue using your machine in the meantime).

sudo dnf --refresh system-upgrade download --releasever=25

If you have an issue and need to restart the system-upgrade remove the '--refresh' option from the command to use packages already downloaded.

You'll be asked to accept and verify the signing keys. Enter Y for each key. Next, tell your system to reboot and perform the upgrade. ...

In some of what I've read, there're instructions to add the -y or -Y option so that a person doesn't need to continuously answer "yes". "Yes" then becomes automatic every time a user would otherwise need to answer "Y" or "yes". Is this -y/Y option still valid today?

Package Signing Keys for Korora 25

Where can we find the Package Signing Keys for Korora 25? The documentation only lists the package keys for Korora 23.

https://kororaproject.org/support/documentation/korora-23-package-keys

Thanks

If you are updating from an older version follow the instructions at https://kororaproject.org/support/documentation/upgrading-korora. The first step is to update the existing system. That will provide the keys for 25.

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