Kushal Das: Updating Qubes OS

Using updated software is a normal thing, also a few of us get more
excited and use latest (not so stable) packages from the testing
branch. This helps to detect bugs in the software before they go out
the general availability.

As I was already using the RC1 release of Qubes, I
thought of upgrading to the latest testing packages.

$ sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-current-testing

As we already know that dom0 does not connect to the network, it actually
uses an UpdateVM to download the packages first, and then the packages are sent
to dom0. DNF takes care of the actual install/update of the package.

I rebooted the box after the update was done. One of the major change
I can see is with copy/pasting text. It is not asking to confirm the
extra dialog box while pasting. I can simply copy text, press
Ctrl+shift+c and then go to another domain and press Ctrl+shift+v,
and then right click and paste (or press Ctrl+v).

I have also updated the Fedora25 templateVM to the latest from my
local Fedora mirror. While trying to attach a local image file using
loop device (in dom0) to a VM I got into this

I could not find any Fedora 26 repo for Qubes yet, Fedora 25 is the
latest there. Fedora 27 release
is in less
than 2 months. And then in another month Fedora 25 will be EOL. I hope
developers will release packages to upgrade to F26 at least by then.

Source From: fedoraplanet.org.
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