Fedora 26 Upgrade

Adam Kammeyer
Jul 24, 2017

Fedora 26 was released on July 11, 2017. Being a Fedora user, I wanted to upgrade immediately. :) Since I didn't have any issues during the 24 to 25 upgrade, I had confidence this would be as sommoth. I had just reinstalled Fedora 25 a week before 26 was launched so my system was relatively clean. I followed the blog post on upgrading through the Software Center and wanted to share my experience.

I pulled up the Software Center, but did not see the upgrade notification. Once I refreshed the Software Center's data it showed up. The download was slow, but that's to be expected on release day. ;)

The good

Overall, my Initial impressions were good. I was still able to get into every native Linux app I use.

The "bad"

I use quotes for bad because the issues I ran into were minor in my opinion.

Comic Collector

I've used Comic Collector from for years to manage my comic book collection. Unfortunately there's no native Linux version. I've been able to keep it working under Wine. The trick is that 32-bit emulation works best since the program relies on Internet Explorer being available to properly render the preview layout and 32-bit Internet Explorer 8 is pretty much the only version you can get running under Wine.

I ended up reinstalling Comic Collector under 64-bit Wine. At least I can still manage my collection until I figure out a better way. A virtual machine may be an option, but I've never liked having to load all of Windows just to launch a single progeram.

Disabled repos


After upgrading, I did a dnf update to verify everything was up-to-date and noticed that the dropbox and remi-php71 repos were disabled. First I tackled the remi-php71 repo by looking at the available disabled repos.

sudo dnf repolist disabled | grep remi

remi                                     Remi's RPM repository - Fedora 26 - x86
remi-debuginfo                           Remi's RPM repository for Fedora 26 - x
remi-php70-debuginfo                     Remi's PHP 7.0 RPM repository for Fedor
remi-php70-test-debuginfo                Remi's PHP 7.0 test RPM repository for 
remi-php71                               Remi's RPM repository - PHP 7.1 - Fedor
remi-php71-debuginfo                     Remi's PHP 7.1 RPM repository for Fedor
remi-php71-test                          Remi's RPM repository - Testing - PHP 7
remi-php71-test-debuginfo                Remi's PHP 7.1 test RPM repository for 
remi-php72                               Remi's RPM repository - PHP 7.2 - Fedor
remi-php72-debuginfo                     Remi's PHP 7.2 RPM repository for Fedor
remi-php72-test                          Remi's RPM repository - Testing - PHP 7
remi-php72-test-debuginfo                Remi's PHP 7.2 test RPM repository for 
remi-test                                Remi's RPM repository - Testing - Fedor
remi-test-debuginfo                      Remi's test RPM repository for Fedora 2

It showed I was indeed using the Fedora 26 repo (Pretty sure that updated itself, unless I was accidentally using the Fedora 26 repo on Fedora 25). I tried just cleaning out the cache with dnf clean all, but that did nothing (other than clean out my cache).

The answer eventually came from the Remi Repo Config wizard. I just had to re-enable the main repo:

dnf config-manager --set-enabled remi

Once enabled, there were (luckily) some updates pending for PHP 7.1 so I could verify it was pulling updates correctly. However, that led to another problem. dnf was telling me that the public GPG key was not installed.

Public key for libzip-1.2.0-1.fc26.remi.x86_64.rpm is not installedFailing package is: libzip-1.2.0-1.fc26.remi.x86_64
 GPG Keys are configured as: file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi

I had to look at the installed GPG keys:

sudo rpm -q gpg-pubkey --qf "%{summary} ->%{version}-%{release}\n"

The output showed that I had only one of Remi's GPG keys installed. Per step 4 of the repo config, I verified that the signature of the key I had installed matched the one of the fingerprints in the instrutions. I downloaded the 2017 GPG Key and imported it with:

rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-remi2017

After that, I was able to successfully dnf update.


Having gone through all that with the Remi repo, I new the first step for enabling the Dropbox repo was

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled Dropbox

I did a quick dnf update to verify and I no longer received the warning about the Dropbox repo being disabled. However, after a restart, I continued to receive notice about the Dropbox repo being disabled. I did a little more digging by examing the /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo file. After seeing the URL fo the repo, I determined that there was no Fedora 26-specific endpoint for Dropbox. I updated dropbox.repo to point specifically to the Fedora 25 endpoint for now to ensure I get any updates Dropbox pushes out. My /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo file now looks like

name=Dropbox Repository
enabled = 1