DNF Offline Upgrading is now available

For background information, you can read: RFE - Expand Upgrade function…


Basically, it was pointed out many years ago that you can get yourself into trouble by using the “dnf upgrade” command while in a Desktop Environment. The solution was to extend the methodology used while doing a system upgrade to packages.

The syntax is similar:

dnf offline-upgrade download
dnf offline-upgrade reboot

Usage documentation is here.


This is great news! This will be much more convenient than having to switch to a tty and running dnf upgrade in tmux like I have been doing for some time.