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

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“Failed to synchronize any databases - unexpected error”

Trying to update in Arch (with the GUI) gives me Here is my pacman.conf # # /etc/pacman.conf # # See the pacman.conf(5) manpage for option and repository directives # # GENERAL OPTIONS # ...
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Is it safe to uncheck Ubuntu Recommended Updates?

I'm currently using Lubuntu 16.04 LTS . There are three options in Software and Updates app which are Important security updates (xenial-security) should be necessary. It doesn't matter having ...
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Do I need to remove a repository (not a PPA) before doing distribution upgrade

I am on Mint 17.3 which is based on Ubuntu Trusty. I am preparing for the awaited Mint 18. For the last two days I am downgrading software from a lot of added PPAs (20+) and despite it has shown as ...
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Linux Mint Petra (16) Java Update from JRE 7 to JRE 8 breaks Graphics System?

(Note: I'm a firm believer in "if it works, you don't need to fix it." Which is why this laptop is still running Linux Mint 16 - so far it does everything I have needed, and wonderfully so.) I had ...
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Kernel panic after upgrading from wheezy to jessie

I upgraded my system from wheezy to jessie, However, I am not able to boot using the latest kernel that was installed with jessie. I get following error: Loading, please wait... /init: ...
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Standard Package updates of selinux-policy-*

I am wondering if after installing an update of a selinux-policy-* package you are using, do you need to reset all the labels in the system (i.e. fixfiles onboot) in order to keep the policy ...
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Manjaro doesn't update syslinux.cfg when I install new kernels. How can it be done?

I have a fresh installation of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) 64-bit on my Dell Latitude. I started with the CLI installer as I had a couple of LVM volumes to reattach to my system — such as /home and the ...
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Might any damage have been caused when cancelling the update manager in Linux Mint during an update?

My Linux Mint Update Manager was running an update - a very big one. It was in the middle of downloading package files, and it was taking way too long and I had to stop it, so I clicked Cancel. When I ...
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Server Upgrade from CENT OS 4 to 6

I will be updating my server since CENTOS 4.x is not supported long time ago. I really don't have any idea how to proceed and I have been searching how, but I can not understand since It is ...
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cron job quit working after latest apt-get upgrade

I've been running a cron job every 15 minutes for years, with few problems. Sometime in the last week, it quit running, I'm assuming after a apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade. I was ...
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To Have Eclipse 4.5 in Path?

I downloaded the precompiled Eclipse Mars 4.5 in the official site here. Pseudocode Extract the tarball eclipse-jee-mars-2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz Move extracted Eclipse directory to some location ...
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No DNS resolution after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

I upgraded ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem with the internet connection. Specifically, DNS after update stopped working. For debugging purposes I set the only DNS 8.8.8.8, but name ...
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Archlinux laptop overheating

I have a Samsung laptop and installed Archlinux on it. At first everything was fine, I was even surprised at how nice everything was, no driver problems, everything went smooth. I could watch videos ...
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Is there a script to update (almost) any Linux distribution? [closed]

I know of apt-get update and yum update, but I'm wondering what others there are to update other Linux OSes. Could all these be combined into a script which could be run on any Linux distro?
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Issue with ssh && apt-get, need advice

I decided to dust off my Beaglebone Black Rev.C and figured before I do much of anything, I should get everything up to date. I created an SD card with the new Debian 8.3 image and installed it. No ...
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In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package?

In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package? Without uninstalling it.
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How long might it take to build NetBSD userland and kernel?

I am interested to use NetBSD as the operating system on my server. I have not used a system where security updates are performed by source, but have read enough in the guide to feel comfortable ...
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Does the size of my Arch always grow when I install updates?

Since Arch Linux is a rolling distributive, each time I update a system by "pacman -Syu" it downloads updates of about 50-100Mb and then it unzips them which make them even bigger. I wonder, does ...
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What would cause my video driver to stop working after every update?

I don't even know what kind of information I should post here to help identify the problem, so I am just going to go for it and hope for a productive outcome…I am not sure if this is a systemd issue ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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Update non active linux installation

We have several linux (Centos) live usb drives and I was wondering whether it was possible to just mount and update them from a linux desktop (running from a HDD) instead of booting and running yum on ...
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How to upgrade from Fedora 21 to higher stable version with the highest convenience and safety?

I am still working on a Fedora 21 Linux. I know Fedora 22, 23 and 24 already are around. However being a newbie in Linux systems and given the fact that my friend helped me to install Fedora 21 back ...
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CRON problem - an apt-get dist-upgrade job

This question is related to Debian 8.4. I applied the same updating mechanism to several desktop stations and one unused server. This problem appeared on the server but I suspect it will happen on ...
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automatic Mint upgrade from 17.3 to 18?

Will an automatic or semi-automatic upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa to 18 Sarah (released in next June) be available?
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{14.04 Elementary OS} sudo apt-get update - Failed to Fetch (Also Software Center doesn't open)

Here is the output of sudo apt-get update in the terminal: Hit http://gr.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise InRelease ...
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`apt update` failed on Debian Linux

Attempting to upgrade testing/stretch Debian Linux: $ sudo apt update Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable InRelease Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable Release ...
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yum update glibc - ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:

I want to update my system with yum update but I get only errors starting with these two lines: Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: Then, I tried only to update the ...
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How to upgrade LibreOffice to Ver 5 in Debian Wheezy?

Debian Wheezy came with LibreOffice 3 (now two generations old). I want to upgrade or replace this with LO Ver 5 and manage this through the package manager. Online search for LibreOffice and Debian ...
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linux + yum update - what this command covers?

I verified what are the missing security patches as the following: yum updateinfo list security available Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager This system is ...
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can't update-initramfs generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64 error

Hi today I did a upgrade in my debian after of this. have a problem really I look a solution for this problem and I don't find anything. Configurando linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 ...
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What is the name of the autoupdater in Linux Mint

If I have a clean install of latest Linux Mint, but I replaced the window manager/desktop environment with a very small alternative (IceWM). I was able to get most of system tray (or whatever it is ...
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Configure connection timeout of pacman full system upgrade

Is there a way to set the timeout which pacman uses to establish connections to repository servers? My ISP (university) has blocked several Arch Linux (I use Manjaro) AUR and a few community servers. ...
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Upgrade GNU parted 3.1 to 3.2

I'm trying to upgrade GNU parted 3.1 to 3.2 and when I try to verify the key it says : # gpg --verify parted-3.2.tar.xz.sig gpg: Signature made Mon 28 Jul 2014 11:20:50 PM EDT using RSA key ID ...
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apt-get update fails on debian squeeze with “File not found”

I'm trying to update my old server running Debian Squeeze. apt-get update fails. The output is here: Ign file: debs/ Release.gpg Ign file:/root/ debs/ Translation-en ...
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Both the Software Updater and apt-get update gives me this error. I've tried changing my primary server which didn't work

I believe I may have fiddled with the sources.. Is there any way to fix this issue. W:Failed to fetch ...
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can't login after upgrading kali sana

After upgrading Kali Sana. which was not completed and when I tried to login it redirect me to enter username again and again. It means password is correct because when I use different password it ...
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Is an automating apt-get update+upgrade unreliable or dangerous? [duplicate]

I use currently for updating my system a manual apt update && apt upgrade, usually sometime after my system has started. Unfortunately, sometimes I run that really late or even forget it. I ...
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How to fix broken dependencies, that require deinstalling dnf on Fedora 23?

I've recently upgraded from Fedora 21 right up to Fedora 23. Most things went down without much drama (including nVidia drivers), except for the packages involving dnf. After upgrading, performing a ...
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Linux Mint Quiana 17 xfce 32 bit - recent update has disabled internet but skype works

After a recent update from Linux Mint, firefox no longer connects and nor do other things like the updater itself! However, skype still works. After looking on some other forums and asking the same ...
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Getting Error updating CentOS 6.7

I am trying to update CentOS and getting errors as follows. I tried to remove Python and I couldn't. [root@csc ~]# cat /etc/issue CentOS release 6.7 (Final) Kernel \r on an \m Error updating ...
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Root password is asked for anything after dist-upgrade [closed]

I'm using Debian Stretch and today I did apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade. After that, nearly every action is started to ask root password, including external monitor plug/unplug, USB ...
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Do I need to backup the files in /opt directory when upgrading Solaris 11 to Solaris 11.3?

Do I need to backup the files in /opt directory when upgrading Solaris 11 to Solaris 11.3? The upgrade can be done by pkg update --accept like it is described here.
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Text as block on Kali Linux Rolling after apt-get upgrade

I just installed Kali Linux Rolling and I run apt-get upgrade. When it finished on the tweak tool on the appearance tab in the cursor option, I get this text "Adwaita [][][][][][][][][]" instant of ...
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How to update Linux servers?

I am planning to update a bunch of servers. Currently, I get an email every month, on the updates that are available per servers. I don't want to check ~100 updates per server, is there a way to ...
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How can I do “yum upgrade” on an offline CentOS7 server?

I have a CentOS7 machine that is protected by firewall, I can only connect via ssh outside. I want to do yum upgrade on that server to upgrade the package. How can I do that? (we haven't got ...
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Unable to upgrade PHP 5.3.3 to 5.6 on centOS 6.3

I got a problem with upgrading PHP 5.3.3 to 5.6 on linux centOS 6.3. I've already search it on the net and got answers including here (Since it's a classic problem), but still not able to solve it. I ...
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My flashplugin-nonfree (on Debian Stretch) is outdated… what to do? [duplicate]

I use the version of Iceweasel on Debian Stretch GNU/Linux on an x86_64 machine. Sadly, I need to use Adobe's abominable Flash technology. I know that the way you install the Flash plugin on Debian ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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Updating extensions after PHP upgrade on CentOS 5.6

I'm completely new to pecl, yum, rpm, packages and all the stuff required to get this done, so I'm hoping some of you smarter more experienced people can help me out. I only have a vague notion of ...
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Why is 'ls' suddenly wrapping items with spaces in single quotes?

I just noticed that on one of my machines (running Debian Sid) whenever I type ls any file name with spaces has single quotes surrounding it. I immediately checked my aliases, only to find them ...