(responding to Ed)
Yes, research is required. Especially in the event one may be using
some of them.
I would not willy-nilly erase all of them.
Last Thursday, I came "that close" to running that
"dnf remove $(dnf repoquery --extras --exclude=kernel,kernel-\*)".
Looks like it's a good thing that I didn't. It looks like I understood
the instructions too simply.
(responding to Samuel)
This is a 3rd-party application that you installed manually.
sigh. How did I miss that? (don't answer!) You're correct. It's for
zoom meetings. On a few issues that I bring to this list, I wish I
could do a zoom meeting to deal with it. With one of this list's
authoritative experts on the other end, it would be faster, easier, and
more effective. Both microsoft and HP have tools for connecting to a
remote windows workstation; such a tool could also work. Does Fedora
have such a tool?
Since they're not causing you any problems and removing them
get you much space back,
is it worth the effort to weed them out?
Let's put this aside for now, deal one two other upgrade
questions/issues, and then handle the too-nearly-full filesystem in a
separate thread. But I think ultimately, the junk ought to be properly
identified and cleaned out.
The first upgrade question/issue:
During the download phase, dnf displayed the following:
Running transaction test The downloaded packages were saved in cache
until the next successful transaction. You can remove cached packages by
executing 'dnf clean packages'.
and when re-doing the download, dnf displayed the following:
Download complete! Use 'dnf system-upgrade reboot' to start the upgrade.
To remove cached metadata and transaction use 'dnf system-upgrade clean'
The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful
You can remove cached packages by executing 'dnf clean packages'.
My sense is that those two dnf commands are things the sys.admin. does
if something goes wrong and he has to back-track (or start over). Am I
correct, or should I do those? By the way, the dnf man page makes no
mention of a system-upgrade command.
Let's deal with this one first, then I'll post the second.