Upgrading to a beta version of Fedora

Hi there,

I am just wanting upgrade to the latest beta version of Fedora.

I wanted to check this is the right process,

upgrade the packages and software

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install the upgrade program

sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade


Download the new version

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=38

Then I run this command to install the new version

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Hope thats correct


That should work but if you need more information

this will explain it better.


This process should indeed update you to the current beta.

From that point, regular updates should continue on to the final release with no further special intervention. However, there is a small chance that something we discover during the beta will require some intervention — it’s a beta after all. But we try to avoid that as best we can.


Thanks @mattdm so much for confirming. I am using the computer for office tasks, word prompt, scanning, skype, etc. So I depend on it and I know its highly advised not to generally use the beta for your “daily driver”.

But I found the fedora betas rock solid with very few bugs once they pass alpha (rawhide) stage (so happy to take the risk),

How can I get an idea on the current bugs for the beta version being worked on and log bugs if I find any

is that all here

I should login with my fedora account to log bugs there right?

also is there any feasible way to rollback to Fedora 37 if we have trouble ?

No, there is none.

That list is dynamic. All depends on which bugs get found. Also remember, not every bug is a bug that is classified as release blocking bug. So, there is many more bugs out there than what you see on that list.

Use bugzilla.redhat.com to report bugs, where you can login using your fedora account.

Thanks for clarifying, I got an error at the end of the stage to upgrade to Fedora 38 beta.

Total                                                                                                                                                4.3 MB/s | 2.1 GB     08:20     
Fedora 38 - x86_64                                                                                                                                   1.6 MB/s | 1.6 kB     00:00    
Importing GPG key 0xEB10B464:
 Userid     : "Fedora (38) <fedora-38-primary@fedoraproject.org>"
 Fingerprint: 6A51 BBAB BA3D 5467 B617 1221 809A 8D7C EB10 B464
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-38-x86_64
Is this ok [Y/n]: 
Key imported successfully
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Error: Transaction test error:
  file /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/libgstamrnb.so conflicts between attempted installs of gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1:1.22.0-1.fc38.x86_64 and gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free-1.22.1-2.fc38.x86_64
  file /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/libgstamrwbdec.so conflicts between attempted installs of gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1:1.22.0-1.fc38.x86_64 and gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free-1.22.1-2.fc38.x86_64

[benji@fedora ~]$ 

that looks like the newer version of the multimedia codecs may not work.

WOuld it just rollback to the previous version.

Bit worried to run the final command

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

You need to remove either gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1:1.22.0-1.fc38.x86_64or gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free-1.22.1-2.fc38.x86_64 before the upgrade. Those two can’t co-exist without conflict.

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You can look for the Friday’s Fedora Facts published in the site every Friday:

There are summary of number of bugs per release, important bugs of the upcoming release, etc.

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thanks I thought so, I attempted to remove via:

[root@fedora benji]# dnf remove gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1:1.22.0-1.fc38.x86_64
No match for argument: gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1:1.22.0-1.fc38.x86_64
No packages marked for removal.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

It doesnt appear to be installed

Perhaps if I remove it with

dnf remove gstreamer-plugins-ugly-free
 dnf remove gstreamer1-plugins-ugly

don’t specify version, and release (you don’t have .fc38 installed before the upgrade!)

you can do that too, it doesn’t really matter which one you remove…

The blocker list (and proposed blocker list), along with Common Issues tagged f38 should show a lot of the important ones we’ve identified so far. But the full list is in bugzilla.

If you find an issue, you can try and find an existing report in bugzilla. You can also file a new one, but I actually recommend posting here (in #ask:english), which will help make a better report because we can make sure we understand the problem, see if other people are seeing the same, etc., before filing.

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one issue per each topic please, that helps others to find and benefit from the solutions described here.