So Qubes 4.1.1 is released and some part of that update causes intermittent freezing/crashing of the entire system. This has been reported by many and there doesn’t appear to be any obvious fix.
My solution is to reinstall Qubes 4.1.0 and not update dom0, but the issue I now face is that my Whonix VMs auto restart as I can’t apply the dom0 update that prevents this.
I think I can get around this by updating only the necessary package in dom0 and hoping it doesn’t pull in any dependencies that cause the freezing to return (I assume it won’t). I would be doing something like this in dom0:
sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf upgrade qubes-core-admin-addon-whonix.noarch
My question is, am I potentially setting myself up for something malicious to occur? Obviously I’m bypassing the salt update but I assume that as soon as the issue is fixed in Qubes upstream I can just go back to normal update and everything will be fine.
The only alternative would be to manually modify the files that need changing but I would really prefer to avoid this.