Bug 1381785 - doc: Expand the documentation for dnf upgrade.
Summary: doc: Expand the documentation for dnf upgrade.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: rpm-software-management
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-10-05 02:53 UTC by Andrew Toskin
Modified: 2019-07-25 07:16 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Toskin 2016-10-05 02:53:11 UTC
Running `dnf upgrade` to install all available and resolvable package updates from a graphical session is apparently considered risky, as I recently learned from a discussion on the Fedeora Devel mailing list...


A large sub-thread in this discussion is dominated by users who were surprised and confused to be learning about this potential problem for the first time. If experts really do consider running `dnf upgrade` (or equivalent commands) in a graphical session to be such a big risk, it should be documented. As far as I know, this potential problem isn't mentioned in the dnf man page, and I'm having a hard time finding the recommendation in the Fedora Wiki.

Comment 1 Honza Silhan 2016-10-17 11:28:15 UTC
Thanks for the report, we can document that.

Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 06:58:03 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 15:34:52 UTC
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Comment 4 Andrew Toskin 2018-12-07 01:36:13 UTC
There's still nothing in the manpage advising users do full system updates either in a text-mode session or TTY, or else to use GNOME Software to install the updates offline instead. Thanks.

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-02-19 17:11:31 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 30 development cycle.
Changing version to '30.

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