Upgrading advices

Fedora docs say about running the Software application and going to the Updates pane that

This is the recommended upgrade method for the Fedora Workstation.

A couple of questions:

  1. should I prefer the GUI instead of the dnf-plugin-system-upgrade?

  2. is there anything I should worry about before moving from Fedora 32 to 34 on my old laptop? I mean any possible compatibility issues with old HW in this jump from 32 to 34? In other words, since I’m happy with the version 32 and it works well for me, is the system upgraded really recommended in my situation?

Thank you!


Already comparing the HW min and recommended sys conf
between f34

min: 2GHz dual core processor or faster, 15GB unallocated drive space
recc: 2GHz quad core processor, 20GB unallocated drive space

and f32

min: 1GHz or faster processor, 10GB unallocated drive space
recc: 2GHz dual core processor, 20GB unallocated drive space

can give some inputs…

So based on

[giuliohome@localhost ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 42
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
stepping	: 7
microcode	: 0x2f
cpu MHz		: 800.000
cache size	: 3072 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 4
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 2
apicid		: 0
initial apicid	: 0
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes

and noticing cpu cores : 2, I guess I should not upgrade, am I correct?

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Yes, F32 is EOL so it won’t be getting any updates anymore, more or less nobody should still be running that. :wink:

Personally, I would upgrade, you are still within the minimum. You could also upgrade to F33 which is still supported but I am not sure how much difference it would make performance wise.


Thank you, so I’ve just tried via Software GUI. Clicked on the button to install f34, a progress bar showed up and the download phase has completed. But now, isn’t it supposed to proceed with the upgrade? Or what should I do? Maybe better via terminal

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Strange, if I repen Software now I see something new and different from before. It says “Fedora 32 is no longer supported” and below “Fedora 34 Now Available”. “Learn More” and “Download”. So I click on Download of course (hasn’t it already done with the download?) Anyway, let’s go…
Then, it says “Fedora 34 Ready to be Installed” and of course I click “Install” now :wink:
(It warns about two incompatible sw: epiphany-runtime and libcroco, I continue assuming that they will be removed and it is ok)

Completed now, I’m in the club of Fedora 34, with GNOME 40 and the like.

BTW, coming from f32, now I can enjoy Python 3.9

[giuliohome@localhost ~]$ python
Python 3.9.6 (default, Jun 29 2021, 00:00:00) 
[GCC 11.1.1 20210531 (Red Hat 11.1.1-3)] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> "Fedora 34 Upgrade: TO DO".removesuffix("TO DO") + "DONE!"
'Fedora 34 Upgrade: DONE!'