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

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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 ...
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Interdependent conflicting packages in CentOS 6.5

I've been using CentOS 6.5 as my OS for quite a while. Usually I don't have many problems with Linux installations, but as they new CentOS 6.6 was released I found myself in a bit of a problem. There ...
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Is it safe to interrupt an upgrade process from Fedora 22 to 23 using dnf?

I'm upgrading from Fedora 22 to 23 right now, using dnf. There is a guide on fedoraproject.org how to basically do that: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade The system has now ...
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What can I do to fix a “could not resolve host: mirrors.fedoraproject.org” when applying system updates?

This is now the second day of getting this error message when I attempt to download and install system updates. There are 25 updates, including an OS update, waiting to be installed. Detailed ...
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Upgrade Squeeze to Wheezy now no modules.dep

After upgrading Squeeze to Wheezy my server will no longer boot. I'm only able to boot, by selecting a previous kernel (2.6.32). linux:~# find /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-amd64/ -maxdepth 2 ...
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Possible to update Ubuntu 32-bit to 64-bit? [duplicate]

Can I update Ubuntu 15.04x32 to 15.04x64 or must it be a new/clean 64 bit install ?
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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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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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PC-BSD PBI, what reasons made it to be scrapped?

What are the detailed specific technical/organizational reasons that the PC-BSD team faced that ultimately lead them to scrap PBI and return to ports? Was because of the difficulties compiling and ...
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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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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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X broken after upgrade to Fedora 23

I recently upgraded from Fedora 22 to 23 via the dnf plugin, and everything else works fine except for graphics. The fglrx module appears to load okay, but the X server crashes when it tries to open ...
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Solaris 11.3 upgrade - rpool changes after upgrade disappeared after restart

I have a test server running Solaris 11.2 (on HP Proliant Gen8 Microserver hardware). On October 31st I upgraded the system to Solaris 11.3 as described in Solaris documentation article Updating a ...
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Keeping CentOS up to date in a flexible way without giving out root credentials?

Title was "Running yum update && yum upgrade without root-privileges?" I want to allow an unprivileged user to start a system update on a RHEL-based system (CentOS 7). yum-cron is not an ...
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Writing ISO (Specifically Debian Jessie) to an SD Card

When updating Debian Wheezy (the stable release) to Jessie, it crashed, so it is currently unusable. The only solution to this, as far as I can tell, is to overwrite Jessie on top of what is currently ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 (Debian) using an offline ISO image?

I want to upgrade Kali Linux to 1.0.6 to Kali 1.0.8. I realized that I can do this using the command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade But I have a slow network and it would take ...
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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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Upgrade Redhat using Command Line

I have 5.5 installed on some servers. Now I need to upgrade it to 5.6. I did it by using RedHat 5.6 DVD media using GUI. But my question is: can this be done without restarting the server and booting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5

[Note: I manually moved this here from StackOverflow] I'm trying to update CentOS 6.3 to 6.5. If it matters, I'm doing this inside VBox 4.3.8, on a Mac running OSX 10.9.2. Following directions found ...
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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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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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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...
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Keeping track of the latest releases

How do people keep a track of the latest softwares being released? Let me say a distro group like slackware. A distro has ~25K+ packages and about a score of people involved. I hardly think these ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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Installing RHEL6.5 by swapping RPMs

BACKGROUND So I've been tasked with updating a system from RHEL6.0 to RHEL6.5 via a bootable USB. Due to size limitation, I've stripped (using the rpm -e command to prevent dependency errors) ...
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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?