How to Upgrade from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27

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Fedora team officially released the Fedora 27. Fedora offers a Graphical method upgrade (Workstation) as well as Command-line upgrade.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27 using command line upgrade method.

So what's New in Fedora 27

  • Fedora 27 has lot of improvements from the various upstream software, new development tools are integrated like Builder, Pipewire, LibreOffice 5.4 and Gnome 3.6
  • Fedora uses current kernel 4.13, GCC 7.2, Mesa 17.2

Using the Command line to upgrade to Fedora 27

Step 1: Take backup and update softwares

Before proceeding for upgrade our softwares need to be up to date, so update our local softwares using the below command and once it is done take a backup of your data.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
If you are not sure about how to take backup read this document on the fedora magazine site

Step 2 : Install the dnf Upgrade Plugin
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
Step 3: Download the Fedora 27 packages

After firing the below command it will start downloading all the necessary packages and the allowerasing flag is to avoid issues while upgrading.

some packages have broken dependencies or retired packages without this allowerasing flag it will throw error
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --allowerasing --releasever=27


Step 4: Reboot

Once all the packages are downloaded, issue the below command it will reboot the system and initiate the upgrading process.After the initial reboot select the Fedora 26 kernel and after that, only the upgrade will start
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Note : If you faced issue during upgrade please refer this DNF upgrade wiki page.
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