Upgrading Fedora Products
This section has some notes on upgrading to Fedora products. Fedora 21 introduces three new products including workstation, server and cloud. If you are unfamiliar with them, refer to fedora.next page first.
Can I upgrade to Fedora 21 without moving to using one of the products?
Yes. Although we are focusing on the products moving forward, upgrading from the existing official variants including Fedora Spins should continue to work. Just use fedup as usual. After the upgrade, you should have fedora-release-nonproduct package installed.
How do I upgrade to one of the products?
Upgrade using fedup and then install the appropriate fedora-release package. Example:
yum swap fedora-release-nonproduct fedora-release-workstation
The release packages are as follows:
If I choose to upgrade to one of the products, can I move to another later?
Only a transition from cloud to server is planned to be supported in a future release. If you are repurposing your system, a reinstallation is recommended for others.
Can I move from non productized installations to one of the products and vice versa?
This should work either way but not explicitly supported at the moment. There are ongoing discussions to decide this.
Upgrading with FedUp
Upgrading directly using Yum
Upgrading directly from one release to the next using
yum is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with it are not considered blockers for a release, but in practise it works for many users, probably due to our packaging guidelines providing detailed information on maintaining upgradability. To learn more, refer to Upgrading Fedora using yum.
Upgrading from a pre-release (Alpha, Beta, or other development snapshot) to the final release
If you are using a pre-release of Fedora, and want to know more about upgrading to the final release, refer to Upgrading from pre-release to final.
- Ensure you have a good backup of your data.
- Ensure you read the Release Notes carefully before attempting an upgrade.
Rawhide is a development version of Fedora that is updated daily. It is suitable for people who are developing or testing Fedora before broad public release.