Updates and Rollbacks
Display the status of the currently running deployment:
$ rpm-ostree status
rpm-ostree command is used to manage the atomic system tree used by the Fedora IoT images. The
update command is an alias for the
View the options with:
$ rpm-ostree upgrade --help Usage: rpm-ostree upgrade [OPTION…] Perform a system upgrade Help Options: -h, --help Show help options Application Options: --os=OSNAME Operate on provided OSNAME -r, --reboot Initiate a reboot after operation is complete --allow-downgrade Permit deployment of chronologically older trees --preview Just preview package differences --check Just check if an upgrade is available -C, --cache-only Do not download latest ostree and RPM data --download-only Just download latest ostree and RPM data, don't deploy --upgrade-unchanged-exit-77 If no upgrade is available, exit 77 --sysroot=SYSROOT Use system root SYSROOT (default: /) --peer Force a peer-to-peer connection instead of using the system message bus --install=PKG Overlay additional package --uninstall=PKG Remove overlayed additional package --version Print version information and exit
Check for available updates:
$ sudo rpm-ostree upgrade --check Receiving metadata objects: 0/(estimating) -/s 0 bytes... done AvailableUpdate: Version: 29.20190211.0 (2019-02-11T13:18:27Z) Commit: 5eb0553c02a8035a02f030c7fb8d5c6727d1ecb2700dade4b767363acfcab8e4 GPGSignature: Valid signature by C2A3FA9DC67F68B98BB543F47BB90722DBBDCF7C Diff: 25 upgraded
Preview the package differences:
$ sudo rpm-ostree upgrade --preview
If you wish, you can download the packages only and not deploy them with:
$ sudo rpm-ostree upgrade --download-only
To apply the OSTree update deltas available on CDN use the following command:
$ sudo rpm-ostree upgrade
Due to the atomic nature of the OS, you will have to reboot into the new image to have the updates take effect:
$ systemctl reboot
rpm-ostree utility keeps two deployments available.
Both have an entry in the bootloader menu.
The new updated entry with be the default.
If necessary, you can choose the other entry to boot into the previous deployment.
|The timeout for GRUB2 to display the menu is very short at only one second. Pressing the space bar or an arrow key when the menu appears will interrupt the timeout and allow you to choose another entry. The ENTER key will boot the selected image.|
To permanently switch back to the previous deployment:
$ sudo rpm-ostree rollback
Like with the upgrade, a system reboot will be required. You can use the
systemctl reboot command or you can include the
--reboot option when you issue the rollback command:
$ sudo rpm-ostree rollback --reboot
|More information about Bootloading with GRUB2 can be found in the Fedora Quick Docs.|
More information about the
rpm-ostreed service is available to monitor for upgrades automatically.
To enable automated updates edit the
/etc/rpm-ostreed.conf file. The options
available are as follow:
The 'none' option disables automatic updates. This is the default policy.
The 'check' option downloads enough metadata to display available updates with
The 'stage' option downloads, unpacks and stages the update which will be finalized on a reboot.
The 'apply' option is the same as stage but also initiates the reboot to the new version.
# cat /etc/rpm-ostreed.conf # Entries in this file show the compile time defaults. # You can change settings by editing this file. # For option meanings, see rpm-ostreed.conf(5). [Daemon] AutomaticUpdatePolicy=check #IdleExitTimeout=60
Next we need to enable the appropriate services:
systemctl reload rpm-ostreed systemctl enable rpm-ostreed-automatic.timer --now
We should now be able to see the state of automatic updates in the status:
# rpm-ostree status State: idle AutomaticUpdates: stage; rpm-ostreed-automatic.timer: last run 4min 22s ago
The rpm-ostreed-automatic.service and rpm-ostreed-automatic.timer control frequency of checks and upgrades. More information is available in the man pages or this blog post
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