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As of Fedora 18, preupgrade has been replaced by FedUp, which was itself replaced by the DNF_system_upgrade plugin. See Category:Upgrade_system.


This case tests upgrading a Fedora system from the stable release (e.g. Fedora 39) to the branched release (Fedora 40) using PreUpgrade-cli.

How to test

  1. Perform an installation of the stable release (e.g. Fedora 39) with default partitioning (no less than 500MB for /boot).
  2. Install the newest available version of Package-x-generic-16.pngpreupgrade and Package-x-generic-16.pngpython-urlgrabber.
  3. From a command prompt, run preupgrade-cli with no additional command-line options.
  4. From a command prompt, run preupgrade-cli with a valid release name, for example:
    preupgrade-cli "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"
    Optionally, you can customize the process by specifying command-line options, use help to look up a list of available options:
    preupgrade-cli --help
  5. When the process completes, reboot the system.
  6. The system should perform the upgrade, and reboot into the new system automatically.
  7. Log in to upgraded system, run some system applications.

Expected Results

  1. With no additional command-line options, preupgrade-cli will fail and prompt the user with a list of supported Fedora releases available for upgrade. The list of supported releases must include only newer releases. For example, if running preupgrade-cli on Fedora 13 while Fedora 14 is in development, you should see the following:
     please give a release to try to pre-upgrade to
     valid entries include:
        "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"
  2. When supplied a valid release name, the preupgrade utility will run to completion, without error.
  3. The specified command-line option(s) should be functional.
  4. The upgrade should complete and reboot without user assistance.
  5. The system should be upgraded to new version without error.
  6. The executed applications should display and work correctly.