Fedora 22: End Of Life, 2016 July 19

Fedora 22 EOL

Fedora 22 EOL

With the recent release of Fedora 24, Fedora 22 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on July 19th, 2016. After July 19th, all packages in the Fedora 22 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates, and no new packages will be added to the Fedora 22 collection.

Upgrading to Fedora 23 or Fedora 24 before July 19th 2016 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 22.

Looking back at Fedora 22

Fedora 22 was released in May 2015, and one of the more notable changes at release time was that


was replaced by


as the default package manager in Fedora.

Screenshot of Fedora 22 Workstation

Fedora 22 Workstation screenshot

About the Fedora Release Cycle

The Fedora Project provides updates for a particular release up until a month after the second subsequent version of Fedora is released. For example, updates for Fedora 23 will continue until one month after the release of Fedora 25, and Fedora 24 will continue to be supported up until one month after the release of Fedora 26.

The Fedora Project wiki contains more detailed information about the entire Fedora Release Life Cycle, from development to release, and the post-release support period.

Fedora Project community


  1. Will be great if you told us about the process of Fedora final Release like criteria and requirements to do that. It will increase the confidence of users. I know the process. Good article.

  2. Omer


    Is it possible to upgrade straight from 22 to 24?
    Or do I have to first upgrade to 23?


  3. ifoolb

    Though I know it has reached EOF, I’m still a bit surprised that it reaches EOF. I vividly recall the days when I was looking forward to Fedora 21, now they all gone.

  4. Oriol Rossich

    Hi all,

    Is it possible to have an updated an customized Fedora 22 ISO with all updates till now for the packages and repositories installed on my PC?
    I currently have Unreal Engine 11.0 installed on my Fedora 22 (compiled from scratch) and I had issues early on Fedora 23 (tested Unreal Engine 4.8 and 4.9) so I had to revert to Fedora 22 where I could compile again with no issues.
    I would like to maintain Fedora 22 at the moment, or to have two separate installations to ensure it is working properly:
    – Fedora 22
    – Fedora 23 or 24

    Is it possible to do it? Some years ago I was able to customize Ubuntu installations easily with a software and installing and updating packages the same way as in an installed OS.
    Is there something like this for Fedora?

    At the moment Fedora is my preferred distro and I wouldn’t change to Ubuntu or Linux Mint of course.

    Thanks a lot for your support.

  5. DavWal

    I’m quite new with the Linux system and I was given an older version a few months ago (I believe its version is in the “mid teens” ) How do I find out which version I am running and is it recommended for me to upgrade to the latest?

    • One quick way to tell what version of Fedora you are running is opening a terminal window and typing

      cat /etc/fedora-release

      . This will tell you your version of Fedora. Especially if you are in the mid-teens, you will definitely want to consider upgrading. Your system may be vulnerable to severe security vulnerabilities if it’s that old. I don’t know specific instructions on how to upgrade from such an old release, however. Your best bet might be to consider backing up your data and reinstalling from scratch.

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