Fedora templates

The Fedora template is the default template in Qubes OS. This page is about the standard (or “full”) Fedora template. For the minimal and Xfce versions, please see the Minimal templates and Xfce templates pages.


To install a specific Fedora template that is not currently installed in your system, use the following command in dom0:

$ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-fedora-XX

(Replace XX with the Fedora version number of the template you wish to install.)

To reinstall a Fedora template that is already installed in your system, see How to Reinstall a template.

After Installing

After installing a fresh Fedora template, we recommend performing the following steps:

  1. Update the template.

  2. Switch any app qubes that are based on the old template to the new one.

  3. If desired, uninstall the old template.

Installing software

See How to Install Software.


For routine daily updates within a given release, see How to Update.


There are two ways to upgrade your template to a new Fedora release: