I have Fedora 33, MATE (My favorite for its clean simplicity). I would like to “update it” to a SERVER so I will avoid to reinstall it as a FEDORA SERVER (Distro).
How could I do this ?
Further related comments:
This question, should apply to other (Spins) versions of Fedora.
A meta package (RPM) would be ideal, but 1) It does not seem to exist 2) My experience trying as group install (this was for a different Desktop Qt based) was not so great: it bricked my then Fedora 32 when I tried to uninstall it (Using dnf history undo!).
So more testing in theses areas would be useful.
So dnf undo for group install testing may not be a bad idea…
The only difference between the server distro and the MATE spin are essentially the existence of a Desktop Environment. However, removing a Desktop Environmen often does not work, it claims all sorts of dependencies and you may run into a situation where dnf wants to remove important packages. Does dnf swap prevent this?