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Is updating software using fedup recommended?

asked 2014-01-22 04:13:42 -0500

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updated 2014-01-22 05:21:06 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

For some reason gnome software was not proposing any updates (probably because I said "not now" at some point), but I wanted to force the updates since the timing was convenient for me. So I tried using fedup:

#fedup --network 20

My fedora is already on version 20, but I figured this might install updates, and it did.

My question is the following: is what I did correct? Is it dangerous?

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answered 2014-01-22 05:24:03 -0500

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Fedup is the tool that is meant for system upgrades, i.e., from Fedora X to Fedora X +1 or X +2. It is not actually meant for updating packages on a stable release. In this case, what you did will not harm the system, since it'll merely do a software update. This must've required you to reboot into the fedup environment where it upgraded your system. Gnome-software uses a similar "update on boot" philosophy. However, instead of using fedup for this purpose, you could've just used yum or dnf or the packagekit command line.

What you did isn't wrong, it's just not what the fedup tool is meant for.

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answered 2014-01-22 09:58:27 -0500

muffin gravatar image

the best way to update your system is 'sudo yum update'.

fedup is, like francisco said, only meant to upgrade your system to a higher fedora version.

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hrm... why propose a competing answer if you agree with a previously suggested answer?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-24 23:57:40 -0500 )edit

because i wanted to be a little more specific on what he should do exactly to update with yum , answer wise, since this a fairly new user i would assume.(so using sudo is alot more recomended than su to root first if he would feel the need to)

muffin gravatar imagemuffin ( 2014-01-25 04:46:28 -0500 )edit

He figured out how to do fedup so he's probably acquainted with the concept :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-27 17:45:26 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-22 05:55:16 -0500

In software application you see updates? You can upgrade if there exists.

This command you used will upgrade the whole system, and not really recommended to use it often.

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answered 2014-01-24 20:26:36 -0500

williamjmorenor gravatar image

It is totally recomended, personally I follow this procedure:

Yon can update with fedup.

1- First update your system with:

yum -y update

2- Then be sure you have fedup (the Fedora Updater) installer in your PC with:

yum -y install fedup

3- You must check at your /etc/yum.repos.d/ to disable third part repos like RPM Fusion (you must have root privileges, can edit any no Fedora repo with a text editor and change de "enable=0" or yum --disablerepo="reponame")

Then you can run

fedup --network 20

Restart your PC, wait to finish the update and run:

yum clean all package-cleanup --orphans package-cleanup --dupes yum makecache yum distro-sync

Then you enable third party repos

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He means general updates. Not upgrading from Fedora X to Fedora X + 1. Please read the question carefully before you post an answer saying "this is completely recommended" :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-01-24 21:56:09 -0500 )edit

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