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"sudo dnf update" v.s. "Install pending software updates"

asked 2017-07-26 14:23:17 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

What is the difference between these two?

  • from command line: sudo dnf update
  • from GUI: Power off > Install pending software updates

Or do they do the same thing?

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answered 2017-07-26 18:03:12 -0500

florian gravatar image

The short answer is: the two do the same thing.

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Actually the Gnome Software manager doesn't see or update ALL software. If you have extra Repositories and software installed, dnf or dnfdragora is the only way to update everything. I've had Upgrades break, and fail, sometimes leaving the system completely unbootable when I tried to use the Gnome Software manager to do Upgrades.

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