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

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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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Will Debian Wheezy (stable) automatically upgrade to Jessie once Jessie becomes the stable release?

I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether ...
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Why is sshd getting restarted when yum cron starts?

I have a new server build (Centos 6.6), and have yum-cron installed and running in cron.daily. In looking through my messages and secure logs, it appears that right after yum starts updating and ...
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Pacman can’t resolve dependencies: Archbang

I tried installing the latest Firefox (and other browsers like Palemoon) and was suggested to first use pacman -S --needed base-devel but got target not found:base-devel. Then I was informed by ...
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SSH demon not installed in linux embedded device

I have an embedded device which runs linux(arm). I am trying to update the executable through ethernet using scp command. But I got to know that sshd is not running in the device . I need to install ...
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The command “dmidecode -t 17 | grep Size” showing in CentOS release 6.5 (Final).

Recently I upgraded the system(Dell 720) RAM 8 to 16 GB(4*2[new ram]), but it is still showing old amount of RAM(ie 8GB). Please help me, If I need to install driver(module). Kindly Let me know all ...
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No sound with audio jack

I am using a Debian wheezy on Netbook eeepc 1001px After last kernel update When I plug the audio jack, I can here the electric charge but no sound when I remove it the internal speaker works ...
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Update from elementary OS Freya beta to stable

Freya stable released toady and I have installed Freya beta 2. I want to update to stable so tried using sudo apt-get dist-upgradebut it shows nothing. Do I have to make a clean install or is a update ...
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Error: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found

How do I run a program that was compiled against glibc 2.14 on an old system? I'm unable to update anything. Can I download newest glibc and somehow have the program use it instead of the installed ...
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When should I restart my computer after an update?

When I use a GUI updater, sometimes it says that my computer needs to be restarted. But when I use apt-get upgrade for example, I can't find messages like this. I saw this answer, so do I need to ...
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Gentoo CPU_FLAGS_X86 doesn't work

I havn't updated my system for few months and found i have to add new option to my make.conf. Ok, so now i have CPU_FLAGS_X86="aes avx avx2 fma3 mmx mmxext popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3" ...
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What do the characters y/d/N mean?

Dumb question, I know, but when I am updating my system, the machine tells me the size of the packages to download and asks me: is this ok: [y/d/N]? I know the meaning of y (yes) and N (no), but ...
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Arch Linux not booting after system update

After running a system update pacman -Syu with the testing repo not commented, my computer no longer boots. It shows the udev loading, then shows a black screen with a cursor blinking in upper left. I ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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What is the command-line equivalent to 'mintupdate' for Linux Mint?

Linux Mint has a nice GUI-based Update Manager with selectable update tiers. The defaults are for levels 1 through 3 our of a possible 5 levels. However, I often handle administrative tasks for a ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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Error during ubuntu upgrade (errors were encountered while processing)

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu from 11.10 to 14.10 but I got this error message when I ran sudo apt-get -f install errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Preventing Nix from upgrading git to git-full

I'm using Nix on Ubuntu to have more modern versions of some packages, one of them being git. When I'm run nix-env -u, this is what happens: % nix-env -u --dry-run '*' (dry run; not doing anything) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS keeps telling that a new release is available

I have upgraded my Ubuntu VM from 13.10 to 14.04.2 LTS. When I log in, it keeps telling me that a new release "14.04.2 LTS" is available: Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.11.0-18-generic ...
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Screen flickering (only on desktop) with Fedora 20, but why?

I'm using Fedora 20 and since I returned from the weekend, my screen flickers very fast. This occurs only on the desktop (excluding the menubar, with the fedora-menu and the clock, etc.) and the ...
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Fedora upgrade stuck between version 16 and 20

I was given remote ssh access to a server running Fedora 16. I tried upgrading it to Fedora 20 and rebooted. But it looks like the system wasn't fully updated. # uname -a Linux garden ...
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Linux Mint Not Updating

I literally installed it last night. This morning I saw an update icon but when I click Update Manager it says ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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Upgrading curl in Centos 5.6

There is any easy way to upgrade the default curl 7.15 to the 7.20 or 7.21 version? Any repository to install into YUM. Edit: I found this repository with the last version ...
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Desktop gone after upgrade to Centos 6.6

I upgraded a local Centos VM from 6.5 to 6.6. After the update, no restart is needed and the desktop works. When I restart, I see the blue startup bar and CentOS 6.6 on the right side of it. When the ...
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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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Keeping OpenBSD up-to-date with openup

I installed OpenBSD 5.6 -RELEASE on a machine, and then kept it up to date with M:tier's openup. Is my machine now considered up-to-date, the same way as it would be if I where following the -STABLE ...
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Ubuntu 14 won't update

I'm running ubuntu 14 and when the auto Software Updater launches it errors and offers only a partial upgrade, then errors completely. When I run sudo apt-get update it's fine. But when I run sudo ...
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update kernel without restart

Recently Linux got a new feature called Live Kernel Patching, which you means you dont have to restart your system to update kernel. Is there any other kernel which has this feature already or Linux ...
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The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories

In the distro I'm most familiar with -- ALTLinux, a command like apt-get install kernel-image-std-def#3.0.... would install another kernel, and update the initramfs and the bootloader config ...
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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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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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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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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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apt-get failed to find any updates for Debian squeeze

# ls -F /etc/apt/ apt.conf.d/ preferences.old sources.list trustdb.gpg trusted.gpg~ preferences.d/ secring.gpg sources.list.d/ trusted.gpg trusted.gpg.d/ # cat ...
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GHOST: glibc gethostbyname buffer overflow

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0092.html I can see md5sums of the packages, but cannot download them and my package manager says I'm up-to-date. [root@notebook log]# grep glibc-2 yum.log | ...
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What does “The following packages have been kept back” mean?

When doing an apt-get upgrade I sometimes get a message saying "The following packages have been kept back". For example: $ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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shutdown, reboot, printer setup etc. unavailable to normal user after upgrading debian

I did an upgrade to my Debian Jessie box and after that shutdown, hibernate and suspend options are disabled in the gui. I can not even connect any new wifi connections via Network Manager. Also ...
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Update Bastille on Debian Linux (Mint)

Is there anyway to update Bastille to it's lastest version (3.2.1)? The one i'm using is 3.0.9 and it was kinda hard to even find it's package (which i found on another SE question: How can I install ...
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Updating vim on remote host

I want to lead this off by saying I'm quite new to any type of server administration so please bear with me. I am currently running a shared bluehost account. The current version of vim on the ...
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How to run unattended-upgrades not daily but every few hours

By default unattended-upgrades runs with cron.daily, that is at most on a daily basis. This can be a lot of time for attackers. I'd like to run it every 4 hours, how can I do this?
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FreeBSD - major and minor upgrades using ports?

while upgrading my FreeBSD for the first time (from 10.0 --> 10.1) I got confused about the different possibilities. As far as I understand, freebsd-update does a binary update of FreeBSD like pkg ...
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getting error for sudo apt-get upgrade?

when i enter : sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following messages: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading> state information... Done Calculating ...
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Update error Elementary OS Luna

Every time I update my system I get the following error. There is no updates, if I run the Update Manager again. So I assume that the updates are installed. The complete error code is ...
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Why does same program requires yum update on one machine but not another?

I have cpio-2.11-25.fc20.x86_64 installed on two machines: This program does not require an update on the first machine, but I was presented with a higher version 2.11-28.fc20 on the second machine. ...
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Upgrading sources.list.d

We have a reprepro-server which hosts some packages we have developed for our Ubuntu-systems. It contains packages for precies and trusty. Our systems have the reprepro-server configured in ...
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Updating/installing non-system-critical applications

Is rebooting recommended after updating/installing non-system-critical applications?
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Updating my version of php to the latest 5.5 version

I'm trying to update the version of php 5.5 to the latest version (5.5.20 at the time of writing). I'm doing this on a CentOS v6 machine. I've tried following the steps here: ...
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Update jails FreeBSD in silent mode

What if I want to add all process to the cron? Is there silent way to upgrade jail? After these steps: # make buildworld # make installworld DESTDIR=/jails/somejail It comes time to: # ...