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Fedora upgrade from 26 to 28

asked 2018-05-24 05:02:43 -0500

kraljic37 gravatar image

I have Fedora 26 Installed in my Dell XPS laptop (2011).

I want to upgrade to Fedora 28. Should I upgrade to Fedora 27 first (if that is actually possible) and then upgrade to Fedora 28 ? Or Can I directly upgrade from Fedora 26 to Fedora 28?

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answered 2018-05-24 08:54:46 -0500

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updated 2018-05-24 12:29:26 -0500

You can skip F27 and upgrade to F28 directly. Use the instructions described in Fedora's dnf wiki page.

See also the corresponding Fedora Magazine article: https://fedoramagazine.org/upgrading-...

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answered 2018-05-24 07:56:15 -0500

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I have performed multiple upgrades directly to 28 ( coming from 25 and 26 releases ).

After you have update all existing packages and dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade You can do: dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=28 then dnf system-upgrade reboot

There might be packages or repositories which can cause update issues, you need to resolve them first, before the upgrade is really able to start.

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answered 2018-05-24 11:09:15 -0500

jo_117 gravatar image

Yes u can skip 27... Can go for 28 ...no problem with it

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answered 2018-05-24 11:55:16 -0500

kraljic37 gravatar image

Thank You Florian, jo_117 (Sorry I cannot 'upvote' ur replies as I need >10 points to be eligible to upvote)

Which is the most popular way to upgrade Fedora ; through Command line steps mentioned by Florian or GUI based upgrade in the OS ?

By 'GUI based upgrade' , I mean the box under Updates tab which says 'Fedora 28 Now Available' and has a 'Download button'

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Now you got the required karma to upvote.

Either of the two ways is fine (I always use dnf to upgrade because I want to see what's going on, and if something doesn't work, I can fix it. I think Gnome Software doesn't provide much feedback about the upgrade process. Take a look at a recent article in Fedora Magazine

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-05-24 12:28:08 -0500 )edit
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Welcome.... well if u r comfortable with command line u go with it else choose GUI based update

jo_117 gravatar imagejo_117 ( 2018-05-24 14:01:00 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-05-25 03:54:20 -0500

kraljic37 gravatar image

updated 2018-05-25 04:49:59 -0500

When I execute step1 "dnf upgrade --refresh" , I got just above 5000 lines of error messsages like below

        file /usr/share/icons/Papirus-Light/22x22/actions from install of papirus-icon-theme-20180501-1.noarch conflicts with file from package papirus-icon-theme-20170817-1.fc26.noarch

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  file /usr/share/icons/Papirus/16x16/actions/align-horizontal-baseline.svg conflicts between attempted installs of papirus-icon-theme-20180501-1.noarch and papirus-icon-theme-20180501-1.noarch

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under "Error: Transaction check error:" section

Can these be ignored ?

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There is a problem with Papirus-Light icon theme. Remove it and try again. You can install it back onto your system when you have upgraded to F28.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-05-25 09:17:59 -0500 )edit

Thanks florian, So, using rm command, i need to remove /usr/share/icons/Papirus-Light/22x22/actions file. Right ? I couldn't find papirus-icon-theme-20180501-1.noarch file mentioned in the error message above.

Similarly, I am going to remove files like "/usr/share/icons/Papirus/16x16/actions/align-horizontal-baseline.svg". Around 4800 of them

kraljic37 gravatar imagekraljic37 ( 2018-05-25 11:24:11 -0500 )edit

How did you install the icon theme? Delete the "old" package papirus-icon-theme-20170817-1.fc26.noarch, which should remove all the actual icon files (instead of deleting all .vsg files manually). See if you find the package using rpm: rpm -qa | grep -i papirus, then to delete: rpm -e papirus... (exact package name).

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-06-02 23:50:18 -0500 )edit

if that doesn't work, manually delete everything related to the icon theme(s): sudo rm -rf /usr/share/icons/Papirus*. Be careful with such command and do it only if you know what you are doing. (or `sudo rm -rf /usr/share/icons/Papirus-Light/* && sudo rm -rf /usr/share/icons/Papirus/*) (maybe there is more Papirus stuff). You can reinstall the package after sucessful upgrade to F28.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-06-02 23:53:51 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-06-03 00:00:48 -0500

florian gravatar image

Another solution:

You can run the command dnf update --refresh with an additional --exclude=papirus-icon-theme.

And when you run the system upgrade, you can add a --best --allowerasing to the command. Just before hitting y double check that --allowerasing wouldn't remove essential packages. You can reinstall the icon theme after successful upgrade to F28

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