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How to deal with enhancement notices

asked 2017-05-20 19:35:03 -0600

updated 2017-05-20 19:40:43 -0600

I ran dnf like this:

$ sudo dnf update

Last metadata expiration check: 2:44:59 ago on Sat May 20 14:27:26 2017.

Dependencies resolved.

Nothing to do.


$ dnf updateinfo

Last metadata expiration check: 2:03:08 ago on Sat May 20 15:09:34 2017.

Updates Information Summary: available

1 Enhancement notice(s)


How do I deal with this "1 Enhancement notice(s)"?

Where can I look to find information about content of this notice?

Side topic:

When I paste texts into this forum's editor,

all the lines concatenate to become one long line.

How do i separate the lines?

Thank you.

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answered 2017-05-20 23:48:24 -0600

SteveEbey73701 gravatar image

taken from man dnf, so hope this helps.

   Updateinfo Command
       dnf [options] updateinfo [<output>] [<availability>] [<spec>...]
              Display information about update advisories.

              Depending  on  <output>,  DNF  displays  just counts of advisory
              types  (omitted  or  summary),  list  of  advisories  (list)  or
              detailed  information  (info). When info with -v option is used,
              the information is even more detailed.

              <availability> specifies whether advisories about newer versions
              of  installed  packages (omitted or available), advisories about
              equal and older  versions  of  installed  packages  (installed),
              advisories  about newer versions of those installed packages for
              which a newer version is available (updates) or advisories about
              any versions of installed packages (all) are taken into account.
              Most of the time, available and updates displays the  same  out‐
              put.  The  outputs  differ  only  in  the cases when an advisory
              refers to a newer version but there  is  no  enabled  repository
              which contains any newer version.

              If  given  and  if  neither ID, type (bugfix, enhancement, secu‐
              rity/sec) nor a package name of an advisory does  match  <spec>,
              the  advisory  is  not  taken  into  account.  The  matching  is
              case-sensitive and in the  case  of  advisory  IDs  and  package
              names, globbing is supported.

so in essence, if I read it correctly:

sudo dnf -v updateinfo info

will give you all the details about the update. Hope this helps

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I saw this command:

   Upgrade Command
   dnf [options] upgrade
          Updates each package to the latest version that is both available and resolvable.

But I could not find options description in man dnf. Whare do I look? Thanks.

AskFedoraProject1234 gravatar imageAskFedoraProject1234 ( 2017-05-23 10:04:22 -0600 )edit

Options in man dnf start about 30 lines down from the top and continue for several lines, you do realize that man will let you scroll through the information?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-05-23 11:26:32 -0600 )edit

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