Updating fedora from command line

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The month of November 2017 saw many interesting releases for Linux and one such instance where the community was so excited was the release of Fedora 27.

Let’s see how to upgrade from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27 workstation using both methods in detail below: If you want to instantly upgrade from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27 workstation without any wait, then you definitely need to go by the graphical user interface (GUI) method.

It is pretty much simple and takes only a few minutes to get you started with Fedora 27 workstation.

Try to take a backup of the important personal and system data and run tests to see if your hardware will not cause any problems with the new upgrade Step:2) Update Fedora 26Make sure you have the latest version of Fedora 26 and if not, enter the following command in a terminal to have it updated You could run into certain issues regarding dependencies, packages not upto date or any retired packages.

If you face such issues, add the –allowerasing flag in the command above, so the DNF plugin will remove all packages that could block the upgrade process.

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Now let’s see how to upgrade to Fedora 27 using GUI method: If you want to take control of the upgrade process, then you should definitely go by the command line method, as it gives you more visibility over the upgrade process, whereas in the GUI method, everything takes place in the background.

Let’s take a look at the steps involved in upgrading from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27 workstation using the command line method: Step :1) Take a Backup of your System It is always recommended to a take a backup before installing any major application into your system.

parameter tells bash to run as a login shell, this is required because .bash_profile will not run as a non-login shell, for more info about this read here If you want to completely replace the current shell you can also do: or the answers mentioned above works, one thing to mention is that this only reloads your bash profile in the current tab or session you are viewing.

If you wish to reload your bash profile on every tab/shell, you need to enter this command manually in each of them.

You need NOT to make any changes to this file until and unless you need extra repositories for your setup.

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