[qubes-users] Announcement: Fedora 33 TemplateVMs available

Dear Qubes Community,

New Fedora 33 TemplateVMs are now available for both Qubes 4.0 and 4.1.

*Important:* If you wish to use the Qubes Update widget to update a Fedora 33 template, you must first switch [1] the `default-mgmt-dvm` qube to a Fedora 33 template. (Alternatively, you can create a separate management DisposableVM Template based on a Fedora 33 template for the purpose of updating Fedora 33 templates.) This does not affect updating internally using `dnf`.

Instructions are available for upgrading Fedora TemplateVMs [2]. We also provide fresh Fedora 33 TemplateVM packages through the official Qubes repositories, which you can get with the following commands (in dom0).

Standard [3] Fedora 33 TemplateVM:

     $ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-fedora-33

Minimal [4] Fedora 33 TemplateVM:

     $ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-fedora-33-minimal

After installing or upgrading a TemplateVM, please remember to update [5] (see important note above) and switch all qubes that were using the old template to use the new one [1].

[1] TemplateVMs | Qubes OS
[2] In-place upgrade of Fedora TemplateVMs | Qubes OS
[3] The Fedora TemplateVM | Qubes OS
[4] Minimal TemplateVMs | Qubes OS
[5] Installing and updating software in domUs | Qubes OS

This announcement is also available on the Qubes website:

*Addendum:* Fedora 33 has switched the default DNS resolver to systemd-resolved [1]. If resolving local domains on your LAN does not work as expected even when specifying the full name, you may wish to disable systemd-resolved and enable NetworkManager in the TemplateVM instead. For more on this, please see issue #6431 [2].

For a complete list of changes in Fedora 33, please see the official Fedora 33 release notes [3], and for a more general overview, the official Fedora 33 announcement [4].

[1] Changes/systemd-resolved - Fedora Project Wiki
[2] Fedora 33 systemd-resolved documentation recommendation · Issue #6431 · QubesOS/qubes-issues · GitHub
[3] Release Notes :: Fedora Docs
[4] Fedora 33 is officially here! - Fedora Magazine