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Is Safe to upgrade BETA 24 tomorrow?

asked 2016-05-09 14:13:54 -0500

jackonline gravatar image

Hi,

I have Fedora 23 I am using my pc to my job, and I want to know if is safe to upgrade tomorrow to Fedora Beta 24?

Thank you for your help.

Jack

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Don't know what happen tomorrow, been running on Alpha for a month now. Working fine.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-05-09 14:53:57 -0500 )edit

I can live with out rpmfusion and not in wayland try it but is not good enough yeat.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-05-09 17:38:06 -0500 )edit

Thank you so much for your help probably is better to wait a month or so to the final version... appreciate your help, Thank you again!

jackonline gravatar imagejackonline ( 2016-05-09 18:15:58 -0500 )edit

This really depends on what you use the machine for. If you're using any software that is not packaged with Fedora, there's potential for compatibility issues; however, this applies to the final release almost as much as the Beta. I moved to F24 for my $dayjob workstation with minimal fuss, but that's relative to your usage and experience. The purpose of a beta is for you to try it, identify things that might cause trouble, and report the results so the final release has less trouble; there's inherently no absolute guarantee of a 'safe upgrade'.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2016-05-10 21:03:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-09 16:07:05 -0500

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I've been running Alpha for a month or so. There are some things that are broken:

  • RPMFusion repositories are not available yet. F23 repos don't fully work. Some packages like vlc can't be installed.
  • As with F23, Wayland is not ready yet.
  • Have a look at Common F24 bugs, which is not fully up to date
  • Have a look at Blocker bugs, that is, bugs considered being required to get fixed before F24 is released.
  • In case you are using proprietary drivers, they may not be available yet. I don't use them so I don't know where to look to check whether they are ready.
  • As always (even with final releases), there is a chance of things breaking.
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Thank you so much for your help and your answer, really appreciate it, have a great day!

jackonline gravatar imagejackonline ( 2016-05-09 18:15:08 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-05-11 12:43:33 -0500

It is but I don't recommend it as many things may still be broken and there aren't many 3rd party repositories supporting it.

If you really want it then I suggest you do it in a virtual machine (using VMWare Player or VirtualBox). That way, if anything goes wrong or doesn't work you can switch to your main OS.

More on what are VMs here: Wikipedia article

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