How to test Fedora Kinoite (official builds only)

Fedora Kinoite is now available in the Fedora ostree repository! :tada: We now have two branches available: rawhide and 35. Note that Fedora is not yet released (Beta coming soon) so the 35 version is still a development version.

To give it a try, you have several options:

  • Installing from scratch:

  • Updating from an existing Silverblue or unofficial Kinoite installation:

    • Note that while not strictly officially supported, this is practically guaranteed to work given how rpm-ostree works.
    • Make sure you have the official Fedora ostree repository as a remote:
      $ ostree remote refs fedora | grep kinoite
      fedora:fedora/35/aarch64/kinoite
      fedora:fedora/35/ppc64le/kinoite
      fedora:fedora/35/x86_64/kinoite
      fedora:fedora/rawhide/aarch64/kinoite
      fedora:fedora/rawhide/ppc64le/kinoite
      fedora:fedora/rawhide/x86_64/kinoite
      
    • Optional but strongly recommended: Pin your current (hopefully working) deployment to make sure you can always go back to a working state it if anything happens:
      $ sudo ostree admin pin 0
      
    • Rebase to Fedora Kinoite:
      $ sudo rpm-ostree rebase fedora:fedora/35/x86_64/kinoite
      

Any help updating the documentation is welcomed! The sources are in Overview - fedora-kde/kinoite-docs - Pagure.io.

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Sometimes, we might not be booting the default deployment ‘0’ . If we want to pin our current deployment, the way I am using is run rpm-ostree status then pin the active deployment. The deployment numbering is from top to bottom, starts with ‘0’ .

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I am testing it now and awesome @Siosm

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So once Fedora Kinoite is officially released, how can I switch to the stable version instead of rawhide?

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The process is a rebase

Something like:

sudo rpm-ostree rebase fedora:fedora/x86_64/35/kinoite

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https://latenightlinux.com/late-night-linux-episode-133/

Fedora Silverblue and Kinoite Reviews in this weeks Late Night Linux podcast

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Downloading the F35 build now to test, very interested!

I’ve updated the instructions now that F35 is branched.

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I just rebased from Silverblue last night. Can someone point me to the bug tracker list? I noticed some bugs and want to see if they’ve been logged already. Sorry, I’m a bit new.

Welcome!

You can report bugs in the KDE SIG tracker for now (until we get a proper BugZilla product).