Only DKMS style packages can be provided for Fedora from the official zfsonlinux.org repository. This is because Fedora is a fast moving distribution which does not provide a stable kABI. These packages track the official ZFS on Linux tags and are updated as new versions are released. Packages are available for the following configurations:
Due to the release cycle of OpenZFS and Fedora adoption of new kernels in current distribution release, it may happen that you won’t be able to build DKMS package on the most recent kernel update. For example, Fedora 32 was released with kernel 5.6 but it is expected that it will update to 5.7. OpenZFS was released with support for kernel 5.6 but not for 5.7 and there will be no update right after 5.7 will hit Fedora repository so you have to take into account that you will have to pin your kernel version at some point.
To simplify installation a zfs-release package is provided which includes a zfs.repo configuration file and the ZFS on Linux public signing key. All official ZFS on Linux packages are signed using this key, and by default both yum and dnf will verify a package’s signature before allowing it be to installed. Users are strongly encouraged to verify the authenticity of the ZFS on Linux public key using the fingerprint listed here.
$ sudo dnf install http://download.zfsonlinux.org/fedora/zfs-release$(rpm -E %dist).noarch.rpm $ gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-zfsonlinux pub 2048R/F14AB620 2013-03-21 ZFS on Linux <firstname.lastname@example.org> Key fingerprint = C93A FFFD 9F3F 7B03 C310 CEB6 A9D5 A1C0 F14A B620 sub 2048R/99685629 2013-03-21
The ZFS on Linux packages should be installed with
dnf on Fedora.
Note that it is important to make sure that the matching kernel-devel
package is installed for the running kernel since DKMS requires it to
$ sudo dnf install kernel-devel zfs
If the Fedora provided zfs-fuse package is already installed on the
system. Then the
dnf swap command should be used to replace the
existing fuse packages with the ZFS on Linux packages.
$ sudo dnf swap zfs-fuse zfs
In addition to the primary zfs repository a zfs-testing repository is available. This repository, which is disabled by default, contains the latest version of ZFS on Linux which is under active development. These packages are made available in order to get feedback from users regarding the functionality and stability of upcoming releases. These packages should not be used on production systems. Packages from the testing repository can be installed as follows.
$ sudo dnf --enablerepo=zfs-testing install kernel-devel zfs