[qubes-users] Fedora 36 templates available

Dear Qubes Community,

New Fedora 36 templates are now available for Qubes 4.1!

Please note that Fedora 36 will not be available for Qubes 4.0, since
Qubes 4.0 is scheduled to reach end-of-life (EOL) soon [01]. Fedora 35
is already available [02] for both Qubes 4.0 and 4.1 and will remain
supported until long after Qubes 4.0 has reached EOL.

As a reminder, Fedora 34 has reached EOL [03]. If you have not already
done so, we strongly recommend that you upgrade [04] any remaining
Fedora 34 templates and standalones to Fedora 35 or 36 immediately.

We provide fresh Fedora 36 template packages through the official Qubes
repositories, which you can install in dom0 by following the standard
installation instructions [05]. Alternatively, we also provide
step-by-step instructions for performing an in-place upgrade [06] of an
existing Fedora template. After upgrading your templates, please
remember to switch all qubes that were using the old template to use the
new one [07].

For a complete list of template releases that are supported for your
specific Qubes release, see our supported template releases [08].

Please note that no user action is required regarding the OS version in
dom0. For details, please see our note on dom0 and EOL [09].

*Note for release candidate testers*: Qubes OS R4.1.1-rc1 [10] already
includes a Fedora 36 template by default, so no action is required on
your part.

[01]: Supported releases | Qubes OS
[02]: Fedora 34 approaching EOL; Fedora 35 templates available | Qubes OS
[03]: Fedora 34 has reached EOL | Qubes OS
[04]: Fedora templates | Qubes OS
[05]: Fedora templates | Qubes OS
[06]: How to upgrade a Fedora template in-place | Qubes OS
[07]: Templates | Qubes OS
[08]: Supported releases | Qubes OS
[09]: Supported releases | Qubes OS
[10]: Qubes OS 4.1.1-rc1 has been released! | Qubes OS

This announcement is also available on the Qubes website:

It was an issue, but has probably already been resolved by time.

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Metatron wrote:

Dear Qubes Community,

New Fedora 36 templates are now available for Qubes 4.1!

Is anyone else having this problem:
# sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-fedora-36
Redirecting to 'qvm-template install fedora-36'
Downloading 'qubes-template-fedora-36-0:4.0.6-202205270243'...
qubes-template-fedora-36-0:4.0.6-202205270243: 0%| | 0.00/1.72G [00:00<?, ?B/s]Error canonicalizing file: not an RPM package
qubes-template-fedora-36-0:4.0.6-202205270243: 0%| | 0.00/1.72G [00:01<?, ?B/s]
ERROR: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.cache/qvm-template/tmps3hgqf8e/qubes-template-fedora-36-0:4.0.6-202205270243.rpm.UNTRUSTED'

I haven't tried to install a Fedora-36 template, I was just about to, but when I search for available templates they are definitely not listed.

Strangely enough the output from the below command doesn't list my installed templates either. Not sure if this has anything to do with the switch I made in the last 2 days from whonix-15 to whonix-16.

sudo qubes-dom0-update --action=list qubes-template-*
Using sys-whonix as UpdateVM to download updates for Dom0; this may take some time...
Unable to detect release version (use '--releasever' to specify release version)
Fedora 25 - x86_64 - Updates 140 B/s | 4.5 kB 00:33
Fedora 25 - x86_64 3.0 kB/s | 4.9 kB 00:01
Qubes Dom0 Repository (updates) 1.4 kB/s | 2.7 kB 00:01
Qubes Dom0 Repository (updates) 436 kB/s | 6.8 MB 00:16
Qubes Templates repository 1.7 kB/s | 2.7 kB 00:01
Available Packages
qubes-template-debian-9.noarch 4.0.1-201901281256 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-debian-9-minimal.noarch 4.0.1-201901271906 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-29.noarch 4.0.1-201909150719 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-29-minimal.noarch 4.0.1-201909141946 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-29-xfce.noarch 4.0.1-201909141946 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-30.noarch 4.0.1-201912252234 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-30-minimal.noarch 4.0.1-201912251612 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-30-xfce.noarch 4.0.1-201912251612 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-31.noarch 4.0.1-202002142323 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-31-minimal.noarch 4.0.1-202002142323 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-31-xfce.noarch 4.0.1-202002142323 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-32.noarch 4.0.6-202101091318 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-32-minimal.noarch 4.0.6-202101091323 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-32-xfce.noarch 4.0.6-202101091323 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-33-minimal.noarch 4.0.6-202102261802 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-33-xfce.noarch 4.0.6-202102261802 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-34-xfce.noarch 4.0.6-202110020209 qubes-templates-itl
qubes-template-fedora-35-xfce.noarch 4.0.6-202205192300 qubes-templates-itl

Fedora 36 will not be made available for R4.0. R4.0 is also going end
of life soon, so you should upgrade to R4.1.
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Demi Marie Obenour (she/her/hers)
Invisible Things Lab