Upgrading to Chapeau 21 [Updated 5/2/2015]

Right now you are able to upgrade your running Chapeau 20 installation to the 21 release. Upgrading is not mandatory of course, Chapeau 20 updates will continue for another 6 months or so there’s no rush.

To upgrade your system carefully follow the below guide.

Upgrade How-to

NOTE:
Do ensure you have a system backup available or a disaster plan in case the upgrade fails.
Ensure you have at least 4GB of disk space available to /var before attempting the upgrade

1. Open up your terminal.

2. Update your system and reboot

Once rebooted login and reopen your terminal.

3. Ensure fedup is the absolute latest version

4. Ensure all third-party rpm GPG keys are imported

5. Run fedup to begin upgrading your system from the online repositories.

As of the beginning of February 2015, the Livna repos for Fedora 18 and up has disappeared so we’ll have to ignore this (this dealt with by the updated chapeau-repos and libdvdcss packages for Chapeau 21)

Wait for fedup to download the required packages.

6. Reboot to continue the upgrade.

Fedup will automatically boot into the upgrade process. This is the scary bit. 🙂
This stage can take a long time and can appear at times to not be doing anything, be patient and leave it to complete.
Once the upgrade has finished successfully you should be dropped at your usual login screen.

7. Log in

8. Update your Gnome Extensions

Visit extensions.gnome.org/local in Firefox.
Firefox may prompt you to allow the site to run “Gnome Shell Integration”, select [Allow] > [Allow and remember].

gnome_extensions_blocked

9 Update any outdated extensions

Outdated extensions are shown with a green icon and sometimes with [OUTDATED], click each green icon to update them, once updated switch them on if required.

gnome_extensions_local

Your system is now upgraded.

10 Package cleanup

The default firewall config package has changed from firewalld-config-standard to firewalld-config-workstation in the transition from the Fedora 20 base to the Fedora 21 Workstation.
The upgrade will not change this for you so change it your youself;

Finally the adobe-release* packages and the livna-release package are no longer required in Chapeau 21, these are superceded by the chapeau-repos package.
A fedup upgrade might not remove some obsoleted packages such as these and old kernel versions so you may need to remove these manually.

To remove the obsolete *release packages run the following in a terminal.

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