Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fedora 22 Package Manager Offering A F21 Update

I want to make my first distro update for Fedora 22. So I
#dnf update
but
Why do I still get f21 updates in an f22 channel? I still keep the boot image for f21 with kernel 4.0.x but why offer me an update to lesser numbered package?
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fedora 22: First Impressions

Fedora 22

I always open my email client first. I decided to send my blog post using Evolution. I always sign my outgoing emails. It can't find my passphrase in seahorse and when I gave my gpg passphrase it won't accept it as correct. 


But don't worry I fixed it. I open seahorse, found my gpg keys and "change" my passphrase. Then open my email message to send it. Evolution prompted for the passphrase just like before and I gave my passphrase and this time it accepted it.

Audacious music player is crashing every song change. 
The crash must be related to the desktop notification. I investigated the plugins and disabled and enabled them one by one. I narrowed it down to a setting in the desktop notification plugin. It now plays continuously without crashing.

The notifications are basically banners at the top. 
 
There is a system tray in the left wing. If you hover your mouse and click, it will slide out. 

So far fedup has done a fine job. 
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fedup My Way To Fedora 22 (part II)

To continue with the fedup upgrade process (that I stopped yesterday) open up the terminal and type:
#yum update fedup fedora-release

Then start fedup:
#fedup --network 22  

fedup continues where it left off. 

fedup is finishing the last trickle of downloads here. I had 2022 rpms total to upgrade yesterday.

fedup prompts you to reboot after downloading the packages.
I saw the System Upgrade option and selected it on reboot.
There's a slight glitch. The screen is showing a completed bar underneath the fedora logo for a long time there. So I checked the console. It's trying to automatically reboot and failing. So I manually did the reboot. 

After the reboot, (there's now a grub option for fedora 22, kernel 4.0.4 in my case) grub offers the new fedora 22 and the former fedora 21. I chose the fedora 22. I checked if I'm successful in the upgrade with:
#cat /etc/os-release

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Friday, May 29, 2015

fedup My Way To Fedora 22

Fedora 22 was released May 26th. You can get the torrent here. It's my preferred method of getting the ISO image of the distro I want to install. If you want to install it "fresh" then create a USB image you can use to install fedora.

I am running Fedora 21 right now and it happens that fedora has an official upgrade tool called fedup. Install fedup by:
#yum install fedup

I'm using fedup for the first time since using Fedora Core. So I started by:
#yum update fedup fedora-release
to update the existing system.

Then start fedup by:
#fedup --network 22
which tells fedup to create the necessary repo links to fedora 22 and the boot image.

What's so special about my case is that my Internet connectivity is limited by a data cap. I know that I won't be able to run fedup in one sitting. So I had to stop the upgrade process along the way and continue the next day. fedup is happening in the terminal. So just stop the process and fedup remembers where to continue.

So far no glitches, no problems in the logs.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fedora 22 Final Release Is Out

Fedora 22 is ready for download and upgrades.
I've been downloading the torrent since yesterday and now I am upgrading my fedora 21 to fedora 22 using fedup, the upgrade tool of choice.

Just
#yum update fedup fedora-release
#fedup --network 22

I assume you have the fedup package already installed. If not then download it first.
#dnf install fedup


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