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

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Having trouble updating my firmware “Error processing Archive”

On Ubuntu OS sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be ...
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How to make Linux Fedora stop updating VirtualBox with OS updates

When my computer updates Fedora, among others, it tries to update VirtualBox. But for some reason, it can't access the repository in VirtualBox.org and so it cannot update my OS. How do I make ...
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Linux mint 17.2 rafaela upgrade wizard not appearing

I have Linux Mint 17 and intended to upgrade to 17.2 using the upgrade wizard. The "Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" option appears in the edit menu of the Update Manager, but when I click it ...
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Differences between zypper up and zypper dup

I know that zypper up updates the current installed packages and zypper dup is supposed to upgrade the whole system to a new version. But from a technical point of view, what are the differences ...
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Problems updating | Linux Mint

I can successfully do an apt-get update and all, but when I open the Update Manager, I can't update any of the suggested packages, instead, I get a message like this one: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Slackware: Firefox not found after using upgradepkg

I'm trying to upgrade from Firefox 24.1 to the latest stable version of Firefox (42.0). Here's what I did: #tar -xf firefox.tarball #cd ./extracted/firefox/files #makepkg -p -l y ../firefox42.tgz #cd ...
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Why does it hang after I upgrade from F22 to F23?

This is meant to be a self-answered question. Fedora 23 has just been released. I followed the system upgrade instructions from the wiki. sudo dnf update --refresh # reboot the computer sudo dnf ...
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Any way to perform failsafe upgrade without having two images?

I'm figuring out a failsafe upgrade scheme for my embedded Linux device. I want to be able to upgrade the kernel and RFS, and have the system revert to an older image if the new image fails for some ...
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Logging into my desktop from SSH says I have no updates, but I do

When I SSH into my Ubuntu Desktop, I get some output saying: 0 packages can be updated. 0 updates are security updates. However, running sudo apt-get upgrade tells me that a package ...
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How to tell from which source the update is coming from (apt-get)

As usual, every time I update I'm getting a list with which programs received an update. I also have a few PPA sources that are active. I would like to know which update came from which source. I'm ...
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Is it safe to delete unused Linux kernels?

I don't want to use the 4.2.5-x kernel, I can't even boot with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. 3.16.7-24 kernel works fine. Is it safe to remove all 4.2.5-x kernels and how to do so? openSUSE ...
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I had installed program, but when i want to upgrade, it could not find him

I had installed youtube-dl : # youtube-dl Usage: youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...] youtube-dl: error: You must provide at least one URL. Type youtube-dl --help to see a list of all options. But ...
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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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How can I update the database of files on the system daily? [closed]

What is the command that I should execute daily to update the database of all files that are on the system?
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How To Downgrade From Stretch To Jessie

I've given up on Stretch, I'm getting issue after issue with it. How do I downgrade to Jessie?
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How to upgrade Kernel from 2.6 to latest?

I am currently running Debian 8.2 (I know this is for Ubuntu questions but I do believe the process is similar) And I can't seem to be able to upgrade my Kernel. The current version is: ...
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Will old stable in debian receive non-security updates after the release of stable?

As jessie is released ,wheezy will be provided security updates till 2016. My question is :Will wheezy receive non-security updates after jessie is released?
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Problem upgrading Jessie To Stretch

After I modified the sources.list file and changed everything from where it said "Jessie" to "Stretch", I did an apt-get update and it didn't work. So I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, and it got stuck ...
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OEL kernel upgrade

I have a OEL 6.0 (2.6.32) and I'm about to install oracle 12c and it requires 2.6.39 release. Now my query is that can I directly upgrade from 2.6.32 to 3.8.13 or maybe even to OEL 7? There is no ...
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What is the proper procedure for upgrading a nvidia card?

I'm using Linux Mint. I already know how to do it in Windows but I'd like to know how to upgrade. I'm going to be changing from a GT 610 to a GTX 950. Is there anything I need to change like drivers? ...
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Need help getting bug fix for RHEL6

How can I get the new kernel as mentioned here? I have a RHEL6 server that's using subscription manager and also registered with RHN. I have ran the usual yum updates and still am not getting the ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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Update files from server to server

I am building a tool using bash script, to move the files from server to server. But the tool for update, so I don't want to overwrite the exist files, in the other server from the first moment. I ...
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Upgrade Debian from 7.3 to 7.5 (NOT to 7.9 or 8)

I have several machines with Debian 7.5 and one with 7.3. I want to upgrade the 7.3 machine to 7.5 in order to have all my machines with the same Debian version. After some time I am going to do a ...
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How can I determine the most current available patches for HP-UX 11.31 without a support contract?

I'm working with an HP-UX 11.31 server which has been out of its support contract for about a month now. I'm trying to determine whether any patches have been released for HP-UX in that time that this ...
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Will reinstalling cluster OS help running the jobs from being in queue?

I have a problem submitting my jobs to a cluster. I can upload and download files to and from cluster that I am working with but the cluster is unable to run the jobs submitted to them. As I check the ...
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Upgrade FreeBSD using DVD?

I have a FreeBSD installation that had an upgrade failure between 8.? and 9.4 (IIRC). In the interest of getting 10.2 working properly on the machine, I downloaded the DVD image and burned a disc. Now ...
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Upgrading Fedora 22 to 23 failed. Now using Fedora 24

I tried upgradinfg Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 using this guide However things have failed and it seems I am still on Fedora 22. However the system thinks it is running Fedora 24 $ cat /etc/*-release ...
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Should I change Debian repository after dist-upgrade?

When I installed Debian, it was Debian 7.0 with the Debian wheezy repository. After these commands sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade this command shows me Debian ...
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How to stop automatic upgrade of postgres,mongodb and RHE7 itself?

I have installed Postgeresql, mongodb using yum in RHEL 7.0 few days back, but now they are automatically upgrading. I don't want it to happen. How can I prevent the automatic upgrades?
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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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boot and install linux via usb

Currently I have Siemens Industrial Linux version 2.4.36. It runs on an old system which gets installed via floppy disk & MODs. To install this Linux, I have to insert floppy disk which contains ...
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Why I can not update Fedora 22?

Similar question as here Why yum always download fedora 22 -x86_x64 before install anything? In my case it happen whatever I try to do with yum or dnf. When the downloading process is running it ...
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What's the recommended way to upgrade to a newer version of synaptics in Linux Mint?

I'm having problems with the clickpad on a Lenovo x250 running Linux Mint, similar to those described here: Missing support for thumb resting on bottom of clickpad Clickpads should ignore thumbs ...
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Nvidia bumblebee problems with xubuntu 12.04.5

When I upgrade from ubuntu 12.04.4 to 12.04.5 I can not start my computer on battery power. I can start it with it plugged in then unplug it and run for hours. The only thing I can think of is that ...
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Prevent upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.4 to 12.04.5

How do I prevent upgrading to ubuntu 12.04.5 from 12.04.4 when running sudo apt-get update in the terminal? I am using CAELinux xubuntu 12.04.4, Asus N53s laptop, I7, Nvidia GT540M Graphics card ...
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Kali Linux 2.0 stopped update proccess

So I decided to update my Kali Linux to 2.0 using the dist-upgrade command and obviously having the official mirrors from the Kali website. It was over a GB of data that needed to be downloaded, so I ...
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How to run Software Update w/out root password?

I am a sudoer on my system, but not a root. I have a Software Update tool (yumBackend.py, I think) prompting for specifically root password to install system updates. How do I install updates as ...
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Update Wheezy to Jessie on a dual boot (with win7)

I run a dual boot laptop with Debian Wheezy and Windows 7. I would like to upgrade Debian to Jessie. I am however a bit worried as grub - which let's me choose which OS to boot on startup - is replace ...
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Upgrading CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7 on VMWare 11.0

I tried to upgrade(in-place) CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7.0 on the various environments. I installed CentOS-6.7-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso on VWware 11.0. And I followed the ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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Root password not working when trying to update

Running SLES12 on a VirtualBox VM I get the notification that there are software updates. Trying to invoke the update, a popup appears and forces input of administrator password. When I enter the ...
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How can I update the kernel and initrd images in EFI boot loader?

I have successfully installed the EFI boot loader (using ELILO) but I am unsure how to actually keep the kernel images up to date. Can you help me understand the process please? Thanks. ...
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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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How do I find available versions of package for downgrade?

I am having issues with an update of the ImageMagick package breaking 3rd party software on a CentOS 6.x server. I know that some prior version of ImageMagick worked OK. How do I find out which ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unnecessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Remote update Python Web Server

I am running a python web API on an embedded ARM based board. The web server communicates to a local C++ application via a Unix Domain Socket. I would like to be able to update both the web API and ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had an old Debian system on my VPS. Probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)”

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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Update global firefox addons automatically

You can install firefox (or thunderbird) addons for all users of the same system. (See how-to-add-a-thunderbird-addon-globally, same applies for firefox) How can these be automatically updated?