[qubes-users] Updating a disposable qube / Can't delete unused qubes

How do I update Firefox to the latest version in a disposable qube?

How do I create a new disposable qube?

Why am I not able to delete unused qubes? I tried but they’re still there.

How do I update Firefox to the latest version in a disposable qube?

Generally, you update it in the TemplateVM:

How do I create a new disposable qube?

Why am I not able to delete unused qubes? I tried but they're still there.

What exactly did you do, and what exactly was the behavior you observed?

When trying to delete I go to the qube -> qube settings -> delete qube -> type name of qube -> press enter

Doesn’t delete it though

If you open a terminal in dom0 and type `qvm-delete <name of qube>` you
will either delete the qube or see an error message.
You may find that the qube is not unused after all.

Try it and report back.

When trying to delete I go to the qube -> qube settings -> delete qube ->
type name of qube -> press enter

Doesn't delete it though

How do I update Firefox to the latest version in a disposable qube?

Generally, you update it in the TemplateVM:

https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/software-update-domu/#updating-software-in-templatevms

How do I create a new disposable qube?

https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/disposablevm/

Why am I not able to delete unused qubes? I tried but they're still

there.

What exactly did you do, and what exactly was the behavior you observed?

If you open a terminal in dom0 and type `qvm-delete <name of qube>` you

Minor typo: Should be `qvm-remove` rather than `qvm-delete`.

(Pointing out for Shawn.)

That worked, thank you

Not a typo - I get used to my own aliases and scripts, which are, of course, mine.

Sometimes you need to do
qvm-prefs [VM-NAME] installed<sub>by</sub><sub>rpm</sub> false’ before qvm-remove’ it

If it's a TemplateVM that was installed by RPM, you can also do `sudo dnf remove <template_package_name>` in dom0.