Chapter 17. Your Next Steps
Fedora provides you with a complete operating system with a vast
range of capabilities, supported by a large community.
17.1. 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 17.3, “Subscribing to Fedora Announcements and News” for information on the Fedora
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 the
Choose → → .
When prompted, enter the
To review the list of updated packages, select
Click to begin the update
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.
To update packages from the command-line, use the
yum utility. Type this command to begin a full
update of your system with
su -c 'yum update'
Refer to https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/ for
more information on
||Network Connection Required
Ensure that your system has an active network connection before
you run the Update Software tool, or the
yum utility. The update process downloads
information and packages from a network of servers.
If your Fedora system has a permanent network connection, you may
choose to enable daily system updates. To enable automatic
updates, follow the instructions on the webpage https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/sn-updating-your-system.html.