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Did I mess up on updating my system?

asked 2017-12-12 15:43:26 -0600

byerlythomas2 gravatar image

updated 2017-12-12 16:06:13 -0600

I ran a command in my terminal "thinking" it was correct but I'm not sure. I ran su -c 'dnf update' It's looks like it's updating everything but I have no idea. I then ran dnf --help and saw that there's not even an "update" option. Only "upgrade". Did I mess up? It showed all the packages that were going to be installed, a matter of fact it's installing 1081 packages I guess because I have a fresh installation. I just found it really odd that I used a dnf option that's not even available but it still did something. Usually if you use a command option that is not recognized on Ubuntu it tells you. I'm just scared I did something I'm not supposed to do. :(

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answered 2017-12-12 16:05:17 -0600

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dnf update and dnf upgrade are synonymous and do the same thing: keep your system up to date. dnf manpage explains:

Update Command
       dnf [options] update
              Deprecated alias for the Upgrade Command.
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Thanks! In the back of my mind I was worried I installed or did something other than what I wanted to.

byerlythomas2 gravatar imagebyerlythomas2 ( 2017-12-12 16:08:57 -0600 )edit

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