This article will explore how to filter the updates available to your Fedora Linux system by type. This way you can choose to for example only install security or bug fixes updates. This article will demo running the dnf commands inside toolbox instead of using a real Fedora Linux install.

You might also want to read Use dnf updateinfo to read update changelogs before reading this article.

If you have been managing system updates for Fedora Linux or any other GNULinux distro you might have noticed how when you run a system update with dnf update in the case of Fedora Workstation you usually are not installing only security updates.

Due to how package management in a GNULinux distro works generally with the exception of software running in a container under Flatpak or similar technologies you are updating every single package regardless of whether it8217s a 8220system8221 software or an 8220app8221.

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