Upgrading Fedora 30 to Fedora 31

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Fedora 31 is officially announced and available for download, we can upgrade to version 31 using the command line method from the workstation or by using a graphical upgrade method.

Upgrading Fedora 30 to Fedora 31

Using Graphical Method

  • Launch the GNOME Software app or choose software from GNOME Shell
  • Select the update tab in GNOME software and a screen will inform you that Fedora 31 is available
  • If no update is available please wait and try the reload button after some time.
  • If you found the update download the upgrade packages and reboot the system from the GNOME Software to complete the upgrade.

Using Command Line

Step 1: Backup system and update software

Backup all the required data and proceed for the upgrade, use the below command to proceed
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Step 2: Install DNF Plugin
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
Step 3: Upgrade the system to Fedora 31

Now the data is backed up, DNF plugin installed, system is updated and now we can start the upgrade using the below command
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=31
Note : If you found any issues while upgrading like broken dependencies, retired packges add the flag --allowerasing to the command

Step 4: Upgrade completes

Reboot the system once the above command downloads all the updates
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Note: If you experience any issues while upgrading , visit the DNF System Upgrade quick docs for more info on troubleshooting.
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