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PSA: Fedora 25 EOL is 12 December 2017

Just a PSA for everyone who’s running Fedora, EOL is coming up for Fedora 25. You can upgrade to Fedora 27 using dnf whenever you get a moment. The process is outlined below.

Upgrading to fedora 27

Before you do any package changes to a Linux system, it’s best practice to make sure your system is up to date on the current release.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Once that’s done, you can install the system upgrade plugin.

sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Once you’ve got the requisite packages installed, you can pre-fetch all the packages needed to do the upgrade.

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=27

Finally, reboot into upgrade mode to do the release upgrade.

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

The system will reboot and start running the upgrade. On my laptop, this took about an hour, with about 4500 dnf operations. I would recommend stepping out for a while since the system will be unusable during this period.

If you encounter any issues, feel free to post here or the Small Linux Problems thread.