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

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CentOS 7 update using “yum update” does not work

I have a VM running CentOS 7 that I have not used for a long time. Today I launched it and tried to update the CentOS system to the latest version using yum update, but I got a lot of errors: ...
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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?
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RHEL5 to RHEL6 Upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade our RHEL 5.9 servers to RHEL 6.4. We have lots of third party software and mounted systems so it would be nice if we could upgrade without re-installing. I know RedHat doesn't ...
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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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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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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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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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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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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 is telling me my package system is broken - the instruction to fix it doesn't work - what to do?

I am using Linux Mint 12 and currently have the Mate desktop running. The icon in the upper right showed their were updates. Tried to do it and it said that The package system is broken ...
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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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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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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 ...