I’ve been updating from 4.1 to 4.2-rc4 last few days. One issue I had was my sys-net and sys-firewall stopped working during the upgrade process (I’m not sure when). I eventually discovered changing the templates from debian-12 to fedora-38 fixed this. Both were newly installed templates.
Can’t find any other mentions of this. I can post on github issues, but wanted to check here first if no one else has this issue.
For now using fedora is fine with me.
Note: I had tried removing sys-firewall and recreating with: sudo qubesctl state.apply qvm.sys-firewall
That created a new disposable VM based on debian, and still did not work. Switching the disposable template to Fedora did work.
That’s correct, nothing was updating. I actually seemed to have no network connectivity via sys-net or sys-firewall at all at first. Using sys-whonix was not a workaround (that was already my default). Had to set to change sys-net to fedora-38 first. Then I set sys-whonix to connect to sys-net directly. Before I eventually switched sys-firewall to fedora-38 as well.
( I could fairly easily test this to see if debian-12 is still not working at all for network if there’s anything you want me to check. But I’m also dealing with some bigger upgrade problems first.)