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 debian squeeze to sid

Atm I am trying to upgrade my debian squeeze to sid. I followed this tutorial: www(.)digitalocean.com/community/articles/upgrading-debian-to-unstable Everything seems to work well until Step 3. While ...
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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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Mint Updater Error: post-installation script returned error exit status 1

When installing updated from the Mint Updater, I get this error: E: Linux-image-extra-4.2.0-18-generic: subprocess installed post- installation script returned error exit status 1 E: initramfs-...
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Linux mintupdate constantly failing with error

Every time that I try to install updates in mintupdate, I get the following popup. Does anybody know what could be the cause for this? I noticed that it mentions gzip: stdout: No space left on ...
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mintupdate warning: libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>

Whenever I try to update anything in mintupdate, I am prompted to enter my password, but after entering it, nothing happens. The same thing happens when trying to update packages as when trying to ...
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Why does Mintupdate not update anything and give me errors in terminal?

When I run mintupdate from the GUI and try to update anything, nothing happens, including when I attempt to update the kernel. I tried running mintupdate from the terminal and it opened with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No Menu Bar, Windows not visible (Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon)

Yesterday I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to make my system up-to-date. It went through without any error. After rebooting my Menu Bar 'disappeared', there's just a dark gray bar ...
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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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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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Machine readable number of updates? Alternative to /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check?

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check (from update-notifier-common package) was a fine tool. But it's going to be removed from Debian. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable 28 packages can ...
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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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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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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 (3.16.7-ckt20-1+...
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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 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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Bash Code Injection Vulnerability On Linux

Found a bug in Centos Linux, 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"? We ...
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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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/versable/elementary-update/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/...
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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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How to get the latest GNOME shell in Fedora?

I want to try gnome-shell 3.5 but I dont see it in the repos, I'm using Fedora 17, is there any way adding gnome-shell 3.5 to my repos? Regards Update: Please note the question was asked on Aug ...
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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 Cent-...
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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 ...