[qubes-users] Fedora Process didn't actually upgrade the Fedora version

Hi, I am trying to upgrade Fedora 30 to Fedora 33. I followed instructions here: https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/template/fedora/upgrade/

The actual upgrade command shown there is:
sudo dnf --releasever= distro-sync --best --allowerasing

In my case (in the VM Template to be upgraded):
sudo dnf --releasever=33 distro-sync -best -allowerasing

It does a major upgrade, 1200 or so instructions, and is successful. However, when I check the version it is still Fedora version 30.

Any help there?


I'm not convinced there is an upgrade path direct from 30 to 33 - best
practice usually suggests that you take all the intermediate steps -
30->31, 31->32, 32->33
I don't know if this accounts for the issue.

On the other hand, (and from what you say) this could be completely
cosmetic. You could just edit /etc/fedora-release to show 33.
I've just skipped from 31-33, and the upgrade performed properly, and
the release number changed to 33.

Just to check, you did install the upgraded fedora PGP key? If you didn't
then the packages would all be downloaded, but *not* installed.