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Fedora 22 updates [closed]

asked 2016-08-23 14:02:03 -0500

mikeywaters gravatar image

Hi, I'm on Fedora 22 and I tried all kind of commands for, I think, more than a couple of weeks now to update the software

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf update -- refresh
sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf distro-sync

And everytime the result is this:

Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

Am I having a problem with my system, or you guys all gone vacation or something? Or you don't support 22 anymore and I should consider upgrading to 24?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by davidva
close date 2016-08-25 12:35:42.023476


consider upgrading to 24!!

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-08-25 12:34:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-23 14:07:05 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

Fedora 22, is not supported any more, only Fedora 23 and 24 has support now will recommend you to upgrade to Fedora 24, you can easy do so if you follow this

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I see, thank you for such a quick response! Just out of curiosity, why is that happens? I don't know about the core stuff, but why one can't update, say, Firefox on the older version? Isn't it the same Firefox as on Fedora24? Maybe you can point some page to read about how all of this works?

mikeywaters gravatar imagemikeywaters ( 2016-08-23 14:17:51 -0500 )edit

Normally Fedora will update all packages as they are released with some days difference depending on the packager and testing. So if you use Fedora 22 and new Firefox is released, it will be on Fedora 22 as long as it has support, once it is out of support no new version of Firefox will be added to Fedora 22, but all new versions of Firefox will be on 23 and 24. It also depends on the release cycle of the package, on your example Firefox release every 3 months so you could use Fedora 22 for that period after its out of support with the newest version of Firefox but not with newest one.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-08-23 14:26:55 -0500 )edit

Well, yeah, I understand, but I mean, what causes the the need to shot down support of some older version completely? Lack of some resources or other more complicated reasons? I just wanted to know about it more deeply.

mikeywaters gravatar imagemikeywaters ( 2016-08-23 14:37:18 -0500 )edit

There has to be some cutoff point, or people will be expecting updates for every version of Fedora ever released. The decision to support only the two most recent versions was made over a decade ago by the people running the Fedora Project and I doubt that it's going to be changed any time soon. However, we do continue to offer advice and suggestions to those using older versions, unlike Ubuntu, where the community won't offer advice, even if they know the answer.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-08-23 15:13:23 -0500 )edit

So I successfully updated my system to Fedora 24 - was very easy and convenient! But I spotted a bug right away. Fedora wiki tells I should report it on . I must sign up there too, or I could use my "Ask Fedora" login\password? Or report it here, maybe?

mikeywaters gravatar imagemikeywaters ( 2016-08-24 06:13:28 -0500 )edit

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