Fedora provides you with a complete operating system with a vast
range of capabilities, supported by a large community.
19.1. Updating Your System
The Fedora Project releases updated software packages for Fedora Core throughout
the support period of each version. Updated packages add new
features, improve reliability, resolve bugs, or remove security
vulnerabilities. To ensure the security of your system, update
regularly, and as soon as possible after a security announcement
is issued. Refer to
Section 19.2, “Subscribing to Fedora Announcements and News” for information on the
Fedora announcements services.
A new update applet, called
reminds you of updates when they are available. The
applet is installed by default
in Fedora Core. It checks for software updates from all configured
repositories, and runs as a background service. It generates a
notification message on the desktop if updates are found, and you
can click the message to update your system's software.
To update your system with the latest packages manually, use the
When prompted, enter the
Review the list of updated packages. The package list displays
a double arrow next to any updates that require a system
reboot to take effect.
to begin the update
If one or more updates require a system reboot, the update
process displays a dialog with the option to
. Either select this option to reboot the
system immediately, or
reboot the system at a more convenient time.
To update packages from the command-line, use the
yum utility. Type this command to begin a full
update of your system with
su -c 'yum update'
Refer to http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/ for
more information on
||Network Connection Required
Ensure that your system has an active network connection before
you run the
, or the
yum utility. The update process downloads
information and packages from a network of servers.
If your Fedora system has a permanent network connection, you may
choose to enable daily system updates. To enable automatic
updates, follow the instructions on the webpage http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/sn-updating-your-system.html.