Update and Upgrade

Updated 2019-01-02


This article is intended for Fedora users.

Before installing any new software, always update:

dnf -y update

Backup your data files. To determine your current version, type:

cat /etc/*-release

To determine the current release from fedora, go to


dnf-plugin-system-upgrade (21 and later)  
Always upgrade only one version at a time


For an upgrade of 28 to 29:

dnf -y update

dnf -y install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

dnf system-upgrade download –refresh  releasever=29 –allowerasing

dnf system-upgrade reboot





Just tested this on an upgrade of Fedora 28 to 29. Worked well.



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