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Automatically apply module patch and compile kernel when updated?

I've recently applied a one-line patch to drivers/bluetooth/btusb.c in order to enable compatibility with my Bluetooth device. However, whenever I get a kernel upgrade, the patch will be lost until ...
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how do i check if (manually) upgrading software will break existing software?

As an example, let's say I want to upgrade sqlite3. The version I have after (apt-get) updating and upgrading is 3.7.13. The most current version is 3.7.14. If I install the most current version from ...
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What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?

Apologies if this has been asked already, but I'm such a beginner, I'm not even able phrase a search query for this. Background My company uses a small out-dated cluster (CentOS 5.4) to do number ...