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How to update Fedora 20

asked 2014-01-17 13:49:39 -0500

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updated 2014-04-14 15:19:20 -0500

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What are the ways to update Fedora 20 ?

I just installed it and try to open Software but Software screen was almost blank and looks like try to refresh something. Then I typed "sudo yum update" in terminal. Is this a proper way of updating Fedora ? What are the other ways ?

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answered 2014-01-17 14:11:07 -0500

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I usually do : to login as sudo

su -

then :

yum update

but I think right now is not a good moment to do updates there is a bug. as far as i read to solve it you should do this:

su -
    setenforce 0
    yum clean expire-cache
    yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update selinux-policy\*
    setenforce 1

Please ensure that this installs this version of the package: selinux-policy-3.12.1-117.fc20.noarch

but i'm still waiting 'till they say everything is solved. :)

ps. if you want to learn how to use yum just type in the console

man yum

actually anything you want to know type man before the name of the package

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So shouldn't I update at the moment ? I updated with "sudo yum update" command already.

herbivor gravatar imageherbivor ( 2014-01-17 14:17:30 -0500 )edit

did you get errors ? like this ? warning: %post(wget-1.14-9.fc20.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127 Non-fatal POSTIN scriptlet failure in rpm package wget-1.14-9.fc20.x86_64 Installing : libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-6.fc20.x86_64

Kronolynx gravatar imageKronolynx ( 2014-01-17 14:41:27 -0500 )edit

No, I didn't get an error.

herbivor gravatar imageherbivor ( 2014-01-17 15:35:43 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-04-28 23:28:59 -0500

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the new method (for Fedora) requires the command: fedup

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Lol, I think I misread the thread. "Fedup" looks for a kernel version update; which I was doing right before I posted. There is an "Updater broken" thread which has more advice on how to troubleshoot errors in updating the exsisting kernel.

mven45 gravatar imagemven45 ( 2014-04-28 23:33:08 -0500 )edit

Fedup is for a Fedora version update, e.g. F19 to F20. This is not the same thing as a kernel update (though it may involve a kernel update as well). Kernel updates are handled by yum as with any other package.

poc gravatar imagepoc ( 2014-04-30 05:10:20 -0500 )edit

As I understand it, fedup basically updates you to the next version of Fedora. It's kind of similar to apt-get upgrade for some of the Debian variants but a bit smoother.

KingParrot gravatar imageKingParrot ( 2014-04-30 08:40:32 -0500 )edit

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