ROME major upgrade expected

2023-05-30T22:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

The process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) is going to start.
We suggest to not update the system or install software until it’s finished.

We’ll keep you informed when it will be the time to perform distro-sync again.
Stay tuned.

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2023-05-30T22:00:00Z

Process finished.

Upgrade command to run in console:
sudo dnf clean all ; sudo dnf --allowerasing distro-sync

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Postedit:
Under some circumstances, in case console will complain about conflicts mentioning kf6 and/or plasma6, please do:

sudo dnf clean all;dnf clean all;dnf repolist
sudo dnf --allowerasing -x *5.240* distro-sync

Kind remind:

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2023-07-29T22:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

The process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) is going to start.
We suggest to not update the system or install software until it’s finished.

We’ll keep you informed when it will be the time to perform distro-sync again.
Stay tuned.

A post was split to a new topic: OK to upgrade ROME again (read this or else)

2023-08-05T22:00:00Z

Process finished.

Upgrade command (cautious, extended) to run in console:
sudo dnf clean all ; dnf clean all ; dnf repolist
sudo dnf --allowerasing distro-sync 2>&1| tee dsync-log.txt

Note:
Disable any additional repository and keep only main repo;
Run upgrade command; backup your dsync-log.txt to avoid overwriting;
Enable any additional repository and run upgrade command again.

See also:
- ROME major upgrade expected - #10 by rugyada
- ROME major upgrade expected - #12 by rugyada
- Related topic

2023-08-20T22:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

The process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) is going to start.
We suggest to not update the system or install software until it’s finished.

We’ll keep you informed when it will be the time to perform distro-sync again.
Stay tuned.

2023-08-21T22:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:
Process finished.

Upgrade command (cautious, extended) to run in console:
sudo dnf clean all ; dnf clean all ; dnf repolist
sudo dnf --allowerasing distro-sync 2>&1| tee dsync-log.txt

Note:
Disable any additional repository and keep only main repo;
Run upgrade command; backup your dsync-log.txt to avoid overwriting;
Enable any additional repository and run upgrade command again.

See also:
- ROME major upgrade expected - #10 by rugyada
- ROME major upgrade expected - #12 by rugyada
- Related topic

2023-11-01T23:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

Process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) done.

See also:
- Major upgrade for ROME November 2
- Aggiornamenti di novembre

2023-11-12T23:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

Process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) done.

BIG fat warning remind:

2024-01-02T23:00:00Z

At the time of writing system upgrade will install new distro-release-* packages.
Enjoy the new theme :wink:

:warning: For some reason it will overwrite /etc/dnf/dnf.conf so if you have anything added there you will need to add it again, or just backup the file before distro-sync and restore it later.

2024-02-25T00:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

The process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) will begin soon.
We suggest to not update the system or install software until it’s finished.

We’ll keep you informed when it will be the time to perform distro-sync again.

The command that you will have to run in console is:
sudo dnf clean all ; sudo dnf --allowerasing dsync

As always when using --allowerasing pay attention to what packages are removed and write down the names of any you may wish to install again. Ususally there won’t be any as what should be removed are packages that were renamed and so forth.

Comments and feedback:
Open new topic, with a descriptive title, in Support category.

Thanks.

:warning: - Note: If you see any dialog about any configuration file changing please read the message.

Usually the default choice is the safe choice.
The files /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group, /etc/gshadow >>> always keep the existing file of those.
If you select to use the new file you will get an empty file and lose your users, groups, and passwords.

BIG fat warning remind: (repeat never hurts and saves headaches)

2024-03-19T23:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

The process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) started.
We’ll keep you informed when it will be the time to perform distro-sync again.
Stay tuned.

Because of the significant upgrade this time, please:

- read carefully the notes posted above in this same topic

- start the upgrade process from console command which can create the transaction full log, example

sudo dnf clean all ; dnf clean all ; dnf repolist
sudo dnf --refresh --allowerasing distro-sync 2>&1| tee dsync-log.txt

Properly report issues

Should you encounter any problem, console displaying conflicts errors or any weird message hold on trying to upgrade; open a new topic with a descriptive title in Support category and attach the full dsync-log.txt file. Not an excerpt, not a summary, not what you think is relevant. The full log means all the log :wink:
Chance are that the testers already faced the issue and found a fix or a workaround.

Depending on installed packages, it may also be necessary to temporarily remove the falkon-kde package, because falkon is moving to the Plasma 6 version even on systems using Plasma 5 desktops – the Qt5 version of QtWebEngine is just too far behind to be useful anymore.

sudo dnf remove falkon-kde

Take this quote seriously folks.

We are close to giving the OK to proceed but we are not there yet.

2024-04-18T22:00:00Z

ROME users attention please:

The process to copy cooker repositories to rolling (ROME) started again.
We suggest to not update the system or install software until we communicate that you can safely perform distro-sync.

Stay tuned.

2024-04-20T00:00:00Z

OK should be safe to dsync or distro-sync your ROME/rollling system following instructions here.