To upgrade is to replace a piece of hardware or software with a better, and usually newer, version or component.

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Upgrading CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7 on VMWare 11.0

I tried to upgrade(in-place) CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7.0 on the various environments. I installed CentOS-6.7-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso on VWware 11.0. And I followed the ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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Root password not working when trying to update

Running SLES12 on a VirtualBox VM I get the notification that there are software updates. Trying to invoke the update, a popup appears and forces input of administrator password. When I enter the ...
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How can I update the kernel and initrd images in EFI boot loader?

I have successfully installed the EFI boot loader (using ELILO) but I am unsure how to actually keep the kernel images up to date. Can you help me understand the process please? Thanks. ...
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System error after upgrade [Kali]

I was doing a distribution upgrade on kali from 1.1.0 to 2.0 using: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Upgrade was of 2 GB and after 1 GB download, I wanted to download openssh-server, so i did an apt-get ...
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How do I find available versions of package for downgrade?

I am having issues with an update of the ImageMagick package breaking 3rd party software on a CentOS 6.x server. I know that some prior version of ImageMagick worked OK. How do I find out which ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unneccessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Remote update Python Web Server

I am running a python web API on an embedded ARM based board. The web server communicates to a local C++ application via a Unix Domain Socket. I would like to be able to update both the web API and ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had old Debian system on my VPS, probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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Update global firefox addons automatically

You can install firefox (or thunderbird) addons for all users of the same system. (See how-to-add-a-thunderbird-addon-globally, same applies for firefox) How can these be automatically updated?
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Bash Code Injection Vulnerability On Linux

Found a new bug in Linux System, a bash code injection vulnerability. The solution to this is the update the bash package. yum update bash My Question is "do I need to reboot the system"? ...
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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t1.micro instance of debian running on ...
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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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Upgrading OS from terminal [closed]

So I already know how to upgrade system packages from terminal with apt-get or synaptic or aptitude but what about upgrading the OS from an older version to a newer release version but from the ...
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up2date login & patch APIs for RHEL7

I am trying to achieve controlled patching of the RHEL machines in my network, for which I need to get the patch binaries downloaded onto a windows machine. I have already familiazired myself with ...
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Upgrade Debian: advisable or necessary?

I'm using Debian 7.0, I'm newbie with GNU/Linux, so I'm not sure about the advantages in upgrade to Debian 8.0. So, what to do? Upgrade it or not?
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How to Upgrade to Linuxmint 17.2

In the Linux Mint upgrade manual I found this entry: Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy: In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and ...
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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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How to upgrade a package which has a newer version than the repository?

I've installed tmux from apt-get. I checked the version is 1.8. But when I directly go to tmux official site, I see the latest version is 2.0. How can I upgrade to 2.0? sudo apt-get install ...
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unstable apt-pinning set to -1 on stable Debian

This is how my /etc/apt/sources.list looks like on Debian 8.1: #### stable ######### deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian ...
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Rolling releases starting version

Sorry for this probably newbie question. Is it important which version of a rolling release I start from? For example, if I download a version of Arch Linux 6 months older than the latest on the ...
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filesystem not detected while booting after regular updating

I am using RHEL7. After a latest regular update, my computer not booting. I noticed that, during updating, the kernel also got updated. All my attempt with previous kernel version,which is listed in ...
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Ubuntu ugrade to 15.04 grub2 bash

I had Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS and, today, I decided to execute the big update to Ubuntu version 15.04. I opened up the terminal and typed: do-release-upgrade. Ubuntu started upgrading and, while it was I ...
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How to prevent Apper from removing older kernels when updating (installonly_limit)

Fedora usually keeps 3 kernel versions installed by default, so a kernel update will remove the oldest kernel version installed. However, in some cases it may be necessary to keep all kernels. In ...
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PHP 5.6.10 Bad Installation on CentOS 7 using Plesk 12

I upgraded the PHP version from 5.4 to 5.6.10 with remi and while I am trying to access to a file.php I can see the full code in "Source code". I was reading about that and it seems that the ...
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Completions stopped working after upgrading zsh

Previously I have been using this handy script with oh-my-zsh to set the tab color whenever I ssh into a machine: # iTerm2 window/tab color commands # ...
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Is there a difference between terminal update and software center update in Fedora?

I'm updating my system through sudo dnf update command, but sometimes there is a notification that there are new updates available but I can see them only in software center neither sudo dnf update ...
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CentOS 7 update using “yum update” does not work

I have a VM running CentOS 7 that I have not used for a long time. Today I launched it and tried to update the CentOS system to the latest version using yum update, but I got a lot of errors: ...
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Why am I getting alerts about new updates when dnf says I'm up to date?

I'm running the KDE spin of Fedora 22. I've run sudo dnf update and it says I'm up to date, but the notification area says I have a bunch of updates that need installed.The screenshot is after just ...
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How can I update or upgrade BOSS Linux by terminal?

I use EduBOSS Linux 3.0. Since installation I still not update my OS. But I want to solve some Audio, Video and Graphics problems. To solve that problems I want update my BOSS Linux. How can I ...
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Safely updating packages on Centos and custom compiled applications

I've inherited some Centos servers (6.2) that I want to get up to date, we have one dev machine. I'm starting off on the dev machine going through updates with security amendments, and applying ones ...
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How do I automatically kill the process and restart it to use the updated package? [closed]

Suppose a process is using a package, and I update it in the midst. How do I create a trigger in Linux that automatically kills the process and restarts it to use the updated package
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upgrading kali from iso image…Getting hash sum mismatch..help!

I followed the answers to -- how-to-upgrade-kali-linux-1-0-6-to-1-0-8-debian-using-an-offline-iso-image? Answer: Mount the ISO to /mnt directory sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /path/to/iso /mnt/ ...
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lxpolkit crash after fedup upgrade from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21

I have installed Fedora 20 + Windows 7 dual boot device. I tried to upgrade using fedup --network 21 --product=workstation After rebooting, lxpolkit crashed. Now network manager isn't working. I ...
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Wheezy to Jessie update broke root software RAID, can it be fixed?

Last night I attempted to update my PC from Debian 7, Wheezy (now old stable), to Debian 8, Jessie (now stable). On rebooting, the system broke at 0.267166 minutes into the launch telling me it can't ...
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systemd waiting too long for network at Debian 8.0 Jessie's boot

My system has booted up relatively fast while run Debian 7 Wheezy, but after upgrade to Debian 8 Jessie, and therefore SysVinit to systemd, it became a way, way slower. The thing, slowing down the ...
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RHEL not booting with the updated kernel after upgrade [closed]

We have recently upgraded RHEL boxes, but the system only booted with the old kernel. Observation is that there is no link /etc/grub.conf to /boot/grub/grub.conf. Now, to boot the system with the new ...
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Can't login on Kali Linux after update, only via tt1

While running an update on Kali Linux, my machine crashed and things got bad. The GUI was messed up, so I ran sudo apt-get install gdebi The system was updated successfully, but now I cannot login ...
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How to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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Getting the diff of a package update

Before (or after) updating a package with apt-get update, how can I view the source code diff between the the new and the old version?
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Suse: How to update a single package in SLES10 SP4

I am in the middle of an activity and have never worked with SLES10 SP4 In SLES11 zypper update glibc* update all glibc packages .. but this is not working in SLES10 SP4 .. can someone tell me how to ...
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Upgrading packages automatically

I'm fairly new to using servers (debian 7) and I'm currently running cron-apt to e-mail me when there are new upgrades available. Is the following command safe to run when new upgrades are shown? ...
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No sendmail.mc.rpmnew file after upgrade despite having sendmail.cf.rpmnew file

After upgrading to version 21 of Fedora OS, I was issued sendmail.cf.rpmnew and submit.cf.rpmnew files. Since sendmail uses .mc files to generate new configuration, I was expecting to receive ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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Some of fn keys not recognized after upgrade

After upgrading my system (including kernel) I discovered that some of fn keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown) are not recognized by xev and even showkey. Each time one of these keys ...
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apt-get update failed to fetch and /sources.list.d/ empty

Running the sudo apt-get update command, I got the following error: Fetched 988 kB in 16s (59,3 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
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Upgraded to test branch by mistake in debian… how can I go back to stable?

I wanted to upgrade my GLIBC to a newer version on my remote server (to which I only have SSH access), so I added the test branch of Debian to my apt sources. I followed this by the mistake of ...
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Upgrading elementary OS to Freya

I have elementary OS Luna and I want to upgrade it to Freya. As I did past times in Ubuntu, I've waited to the package manager to notify me the new version is out and to upgrade the OS but Elementary ...