Upgrade or Install?

asked 2017-02-11 20:52:44 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2017-02-12 06:02:11 -0500

I am running Fedora 24 and want to upgrade to Fedora 25, like it's a clean install i.e. start fresh, ignoring all the current settings and data.

Does the "dnf system upgrade" have an option for ignoring the old configuration files and data?

Should I use the "Automatic upgrade using dnf system upgrade" or the "Manual Reinstallation" as described in: Upgrade or Install?

This is for a desktop with a good internet connection.

Thank you.

Update: I will install on the partition that the current Fedora 24 is installed on. The existing data files, software, and settings will be destroyed. New settings will be Gnome classic desktop. New software applications will be installed. Can that be done with a "dnf system upgrade"?

Update: I just discovered that the system "Applications" menu is empty, which makes me think the system or Gnome is messed up. So I decided to do a clean install of Fedora 25.

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You may want to state your desired end result for existing data files and settings. It is hard to know which way to advise you without understanding your desired optimum installation after upgrade.

jvegas gravatar imagejvegas ( 2017-02-11 22:05:24 -0500 )edit

@jvegas, Good suggestion. I added an update to the bottom of the post.

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2017-02-12 00:03:35 -0500 )edit

I think you made the best decision. Most distros once upgraded tend to have more problems than a clean install. Enjoy your new F25!

jvegas gravatar imagejvegas ( 2017-02-12 07:24:01 -0500 )edit