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Exploring PackageKit's GNOME Software

This post explores the underbelly of the new GNOME Software application installer and updater tool.

Using EFI Stub Mechanism to Upgrade to Fedora 20

The Fedora 20 (codename Heisenbug) Beta has been available for a couple of weeks now and is fairly stable according to all reports and so I decided to upgrade my main Linux development system from Fedora 19 to Fedora 20 using Fedup. FedUp consists of two components – a client used to download packages and prepare for the upgrade, and a pre-boot environment which does the actual upgrade using systemd and yum. Files are downloaded to /var/tmp/fedora-upgrade (or the directory specified by the cachedir command line option) and are automatically deleted after the upgrade completes. In my case nearly 2000