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

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Ubuntu freeze after upgrade installation interrupt

I was upgrading my Ubuntu distro and shut down the laptop in the middle of the installation process. Upon restart, I only get a black screen with these messages: Starting Hardware RNG entropy ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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. sudo apt-get ...
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archlinux cannot execute java after update

I 've updated raspberry pi b+ arch linux via pacman -Syyu and now I cannot run java anymore because of following error: [xxxx@pi ~]# java -bash: /usr/bin/java: cannot execute binary file: Exec format ...
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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I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date.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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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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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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ifconfig shows only lo

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. Actually I am trying to install the firmware through aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree When I executed ifconfig and ...
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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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How to enable auto upgrade of kernel-devel package when kernel version is upgraded?

I have a USB wireless adapter for which I need to re-install a kernel module every time the kernel gets upgraded to a new version. But for installing this kernel module again, I need to download and ...
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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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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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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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No space left to free up on rootfs partition to upgrade kernel

I want to upgrade Linux kernel from 3.16 to 4.3. Unfortunately when I run aptitude install linux-image-4.3.0-1-amd64 installation fails due to no space on rootfs partition. 117MB left, 174MB needed. ...
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ezjail: update problems

I'm having problems whenever I try to update my ezjail baseball on FreeSDB 10. I'm on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p11 and ezjail v3.4.2 The jails show the right version inside but the update progress ...
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My “yum update” is not working

I am having problem with "yum update" This is the output: [root@localhost yum.repos.d]# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Setting up Update Process Loading mirror ...
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Downgrade from Wily to Trusty

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Trusty to Wily using apt-get dist-upgrade Is there a way to downgrade to Trusty? I found a few software packages I cannot install.
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Kali Rolling Release Upgrade 2hr Login and Frozen Desktop

I upgraded Kali to Rolling Release today and the install went smoothly until I restarted after the installation. It took about 2 hours to get from the login screen to the desktop. The screen is now ...
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How to Upgrade LinuxLight from Trusty to Wily

I'm giving LinuxLight 2.8 beta a try, and have noticed it's completely based on Ubuntu Trusty. How can I go about upgrading it to Ubuntu Wily? Is it possible to replace my current repos with the ...
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CentOS 7.2 (Now to update)

CentOS 7 (through and including 7.1) offered the Applications | System Tools | Software Update applet. This applet allowed users to update CentOS 7. Where is the applet in 7.2 v1511? I do not see ...
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Broken dependencies when upgrading SLES 11.3 to 11.4

I'm trying to upgrade SLES 11.3 to 11.4 with zypper using the following instructions: https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_deployment/data/sec_update_sle11sp3.html After launching the ...
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Graphical UI stops working shortly after boot [Linux Mint 17.3]

I recently updated to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit from 17.2 through the update manager. Upon reboot everything was in working order so I decided to update the kernel as well which was probably ...
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fedora 17 with fedup 0.7

I get the bug described here when trying to upgrade to Fedora 20 from Fedora 17. The symptom is that the first stage of upgrade (before rebooting) works successfully, but when you reboot to ...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade?

Ubuntu has do-release-upgrade. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose?
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Failed at step EXEC spawning /bin/plymouth (Debian testing)

After I performed a dist-upgrade on a Debian testing (Jessie) instance, I can no longer boot. I'm marooned at the command prompt: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to ...
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Packages kept back during apt-get upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS amd64 version. I did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade which showed few packages have been kept back. These are mainly kernel related packages namely, ...
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I can not update mint

Ok, I figured out that I have an EOL linux version but when I do do-release-upgrade it says Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/command-not-found", line 27, in <module> ...
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Installing Debian all on one partition, will I be able to upgrade in the future?

I am installing Debian for the first time ever. I picked the "testing" version. I am going through the "expert" GUI installer. I got to the part where it asks how you want to partition your harddrive. ...
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Wheezy to Jessie upgrade / (root partition) minimal requirements in MB?

The Linux Debian kernel is 3.2.0-4-686-pae . The / (root) partition is 62% full. Will the remaining space suffice to install jessie's kernel & boot stuff? mt42@hostname:~$ df -k ...
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Downloading and installing updates from the http webpage of a repository

I have a Linux Lite distro with the following specs: Operating System: Current Release Name: Linux Lite 2.2 Architecture: 32bit and 64bit Software Base: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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CentOs 5.3, Yum Update Fails

sh-3.2# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * epel: www.muug.mb.ca * base: mirror.its.sfu.ca * updates: mirror.its.sfu.ca * webtatic-el5: ...
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CentOS update from 7.1 to 7.2 with 2.6 OpenVZ kernel?

We are using CentOS 7.1: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) We deferred the 7.2 upgrade. It looks like it did not cause any problems so we are planning an upgrade. The ...
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Configure Debian/Ubuntu to imitate rpmnew and rpmsave

I currently have Fedora 23 on my main work machine and the way configuration files are handled on updates is very nice. In some cases I change the configuration file that was installed by some ...
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404 Not Found when installing updates on Kali Linux

I get this error message after trying to do the regular updates from the notification in kali linux: E: Error http://security.kali.org/ kali/updates/main libicu48 amd64 4.8.1.1-12+deb7u2 404 Not ...
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Yum problem on Centos 6.7

I have installed php, mysql, httpd on my vps. But when I try upgrade php via yum I get the following error. [root@ns1 home]# yum --enablerepo=remi update php Package(s) php available, but not ...
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Cannot login after pacman -Syu

A few days ago Chromium complained about wanting to be updated. I performed the following series of commands, deciding to upgrade Python for kicks. pacman -Syy pacman -S chromium pacman -S python I ...
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Postpone unimportant OS updates on Fedora (dnf) [duplicate]

I have installed the package texlive-scheme-full. Occasionally, when I perform OS updates (via dnf update) I need to update n > 5000 packages. This sometimes takes about half an hour or longer and ...
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Avoid CentOS 7 upgrade via yum?

I help manage a small production server. The server runs a downlevel version of CentOS. CentOS recently announced Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1511) on x86_64. Running yum update picked up the release ...
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Make Debian 8 prompt for restart of services

I have VPS instances from three different providers, and those from two providers will prompt for a restart of affected services when running apt-get upgrade. VPS instances from one provider do NOT ...
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how do i know if the kernel changed

i have a scenario where i need to recompile my display drivers after kernel updates. i'm trying to shome how automate it with bash scripts during boot time. so i need some sort of a way to know that ...
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High CPU usage after Version Upgrade

Not sure if is related to the version upgrade but since I have updated my Raspberry to Linux version 4.1.13+ (dc4@dc4-XPS13-9333) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140303 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG ...
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Debian CrossGrading to amd64 - reboot shutdown missing

I just switched from 32Bit to 64Bit Kerner using this Tutorial https://wiki.debian.org/CrossGrading. However, I am missing the reboot command (probably a lot more commands are missing). And yes I am ...
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“Shell connection” item disappeared from Midnight Commander menu

I have performed an upgrade of my OS (openSUSE 13.1 -> 13.2) and now no longer see menu item in Midnight Commander that allows me to perform operations with remote files via SSH. Coressponding menu ...
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Edit sources.list help?

I'm in Argentina, Buenos Aires. I have Debian Jessie 8.2. I need to edit sources.list, since it seems incomplete. The main need is update as soon as possible my system after installation, to make sure ...
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Is it possible to upgrade OpenBSD over a network?

I have an OpenBSD 5.5 system that I once had physical access to and I was able to plug in a monitor to upgrade from 5.0 to 5.5. Now it is installed in a location away from my residence in a spot ...
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apt-offline apt-get upgrade still trying to connect to online server for upgrade even though packages have been synced already

I have a server which can't go online because of some policy. So I have to update it using apt-offline. So far it has worked for me nicely on other servers, but this one doesn't really. I created ...