Chapter 16. Your Next Steps
Fedora provides you with a complete operating system with a vast range of capabilities, supported by a large community.
16.1. Updating Your System
The Fedora Project releases updated software packages for Fedora throughout the support period of each version. Updated packages add new features, improve reliability, resolve bugs, or remove security vulnerabilities. To ensure the security of your system, update regularly, and as soon as possible after a security announcement is issued. Refer to Section 16.4, “Subscribing to Fedora Announcements and News”
for information on the Fedora announcements services.
An update applet reminds you of updates when they are available. This applet is installed by default in Fedora. It checks for software updates from all configured repositories, and runs as a background service. It generates a notification message on the desktop if updates are found, and you can click the message to update your system's software.
To update your system with the latest packages manually, use
Figure 16.1. Updating your system
→ → .
To review the list of updated packages, select
to begin the update process.
If one or more updates require a system reboot, the update process displays a dialog with the option to
. Either select this option to reboot the system immediately, or it and reboot the system at a more convenient time.
If a reboot is not required the update will conclude with a dialog that indicates that the System Update Completed and all selected updates have been successfully installed as well as a button to
To update packages from the command-line, use the
utility. Type this command to begin a full update of your system with
su -c 'yum update'
root password when prompted.
Network Connection Required
Ensure that your system has an active network connection before you run the
tool, or the
yum utility. The update process downloads information and packages from a network of servers.