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This tests upgrading from the previous Workstation release (presently Fedora 37) to the next release (presently Fedora 39) with the Workstation package set or a Live image using the GNOME Software GUI.
- Perform an installation of Fedora Workstation 37 with default partitioning.
- Select the Workstation package set or use the Workstation Live image.
- Do a full system update and reboot.
How to test
- Enable showing pre-release Fedora versions using this command:
gsettings set org.gnome.software show-upgrade-prerelease true
- Reset gnome-software's counter for showing notifications:
TIMESTAMP=$(date '+%s' --date='08:00 8 days ago') gsettings set org.gnome.software upgrade-notification-timestamp $TIMESTAMP
- Reboot the system or log out and in again, then wait for a few minutes.
- A notification of an available upgrade should appear. If it does, click it. If not, note this as a bug, but run
gnome-software(Software in the overview), click the Updates button, and click the refresh button at top-left.
- Check that there is a banner informing you about the new release, with Learn More and Download buttons.
- If you're trying to perform an N+2 upgrade (i.e. going from Fedora 37 to Fedora 39), the banner should be informing about the N+2 release (Fedora 39), not N+1 (Fedora 38). The same applies to the displayed documentation ("Learn More") and downloaded updates, all of that should be related to N+2 release.
- Click Learn More, it should load an appropriate document or URL.
- If it links to an appropriate URL but there is no content for the URL yet, this may be reported to the documentation team, but is not a failure of this test.
- Click Download. A progress bar should be displayed while the upgrade download takes place.
- Once the download process completes, click the Install button that should appear.
- If a dialog asking for administrator authentication appears, complete it.
- Click the Restart & Install button that should appear next. The system should reboot immediately.
- Once the system reboots, the system should boot into the upgrade environment and a graphical progress screen should be displayed.
- Once the upgrade process has completed, the system should reboot and an option to boot the new release should be on the grub menu.
- Log in to the upgraded system and test basic system applications (a terminal, file browser, or other, depending on the system flavor).
- The upgrade tool should run to completion without an error.
- The upgrade process should complete and reboot without user assistance.
- The system should be upgraded to the new release without error.
- If the original system had an encrypted storage, there should be no problem accessing encrypted storage in the upgraded system as well.
- The upgraded system should meet all relevant Fedora Release Criteria.