There has been another mass upgrade for OM Lx Rolling branch. Basically this happens when developers deem changes they have made in our development branch Cooker to be tested and stable enough to provide a stable usable system for users. This upgrade come with OM kernel-release-5.8.5-1.
The procedure for this upgrade is basically the same command you should use for daily or weekly upgrades:
Tips from Dr. Obokovsky
Rolling (and Cooker) users should not use Discover or dnfdragora to upgrade their system. This can result in bad things happening, maybe even a broken operating system. Instead open Konsole and use the following command:
$ sudo dnf clean all ; sudo dnf --allowerasing distro-sync
However there are 4 known issues with this upgrade.
New issue: OM developers have split plasma-workspace-x11 and plasma-workspace-wayland in to separate packages. This allows users to install which ever they prefer and remove the one they don’t use or to have both. That is up to you. The issue here is that the ‘dnf distro-sync’ will (using alphabetical order) install only ‘plasma-workspace-wayland’ by default. If you happen to prefer x11 the you will need to manually install:
$ sudo dnf install plasma-workspace-x11
and keep or remove ‘plasma-workspace-wayland’ at your discretion.
Old issue: If a Rolling user already has the same kernel version as the kernel provided in the upgrade then the kernel script will remove the /boot/initrd and user will not have a boot-able kernel. So if you know you have kernel 5.8.5 installed then boot in to an older kernel for this upgrade. That solves that. If you forget then boot in to another kernel, remove kernel 5.8.5 and run the upgrade command again.
Note: Most Rolling users will have kernel 5.8.3 or older so this won’t matter in that case. This is included because kernel 5.8.5 was in Rolling main/testing repository just in case in one out there is affected.
Existing/ongoing issue: Wifi users when you boot in to your system after the upgrade you will have to reset your wifi password. And there is some bug in something that is requiring user to enter password twice. Granted this is not much of an issue. I’ve heard speculation this issue might be caused by networkmanager itself, or kwallet, or systemd but have seen nothing really confirmed. Anyway this is easy enough to deal with.
After upgrading you may see Discover updater applet wanting to upgrade or downgrade a few packages. This is because for some reason packagekit is not in sync with dnf. To get rid of this is very easy. As user run:
$ pkcon refresh force
and that will force packagekit to get in sync with dnf.