Fedora 39 templates available; Fedora 38 approaching EOL

New Fedora 39 templates are now available in standard, minimal, and Xfce varieties. In addition, Fedora 38 is currently scheduled to reach EOL (end-of-life) on 2024-05-14 (approximately three months from now). Please upgrade all of your Fedora templates and standalones by that date. For more information, see Upgrading to avoid EOL.

There are two ways to upgrade a template to a new Fedora release:

Please note that no user action is required regarding the OS version in dom0 (see our note on dom0 and EOL).

Special note on updating Fedora 39 templates on Qubes 4.1

In order to update Fedora 39 templates on Qubes 4.1, the default management disposable template (default-mgmt-dvm) must also be based on a Fedora 39 template. Here is the recommended order of events:

  1. Install a fresh Fedora 39 template.
  2. Switch default-mgmt-dvm to the new Fedora 39 template.
  3. Update the Fedora 39 template.

By default, this applies only to Qubes 4.1, since the default update mechanism in Qubes 4.2 no longer relies on Salt. (However, if you have configured your Qubes 4.2 system so that it uses Salt for updates, then this still applies to you.)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2024/02/13/fedora-39-templates-available-fedora-38-approaching-eol/
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It’s that time of the year again, where I’m reminded of the plight of pure Fedora users.

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