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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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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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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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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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Assistance applying poorly packaged patches?

I manage a handful of servers running the various roles of a Ahsay online backup solution. A few times a year the software is updated and I need to apply patches on my servers. Annoyingly the ...
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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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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t1.micro instance of debian running on ...
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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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Obtaining Solaris 10 patches

I have a Solaris 10 server. I've been trying to find from where I can download patches/updates. The specific bug I'm running into (http://bugs.opensolaris.org/view_bug.do?bug_id=6551484) is ...
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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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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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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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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?
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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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Why libpam-systemd run interactively on apt upgrade, even when specified force-confdef/force-confold

I upgrade my packages using aptitude, specifying the apt options --force-confdef and --force-confold. This generally works, but the package libpam-systemd (204-5ubuntu20.8, on Ubuntu 14.04) still ...
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Bash Code Injection Vulnerability On Linux

Found a new bug in Linux System, 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"? ...
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How can I update to a newer version of Git using apt-get?

I've just set up a new machine with Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 and then run apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install git Now if I run git --version it tells me I have git version 1.7.5.4 but on my ...
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Upgrade Debian: advisable or necessary?

I'm using Debian 7.0, I'm newbie with GNU/Linux, so I'm not sure about the advantages in upgrade to Debian 8.0. So, what to do? Upgrade it or not?
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Upgrading OS from terminal [closed]

So I already know how to upgrade system packages from terminal with apt-get or synaptic or aptitude but what about upgrading the OS from an older version to a newer release version but from the ...
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How to update glibc to 2.14 in CentOS 6.5

I want to install Android NDK on my CentOS 6.5 machine. But when I ran the program, it says it needs glibc 2.14 to be able to run. My CentOS 6.5 only has Glibc 2.12 installed. So I tried to update ...
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How to disable automatic updates in CentOS 7?

CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) / Linux 3.10.0-123.13.2.el7.x86_64 Last week, I noticed that when I tried to restart, there was an option to Install Updates & Restart. I do not recall ...
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up2date login & patch APIs for RHEL7

I am trying to achieve controlled patching of the RHEL machines in my network, for which I need to get the patch binaries downloaded onto a windows machine. I have already familiazired myself with ...
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How to Upgrade to Linuxmint 17.2

In the Linux Mint upgrade manual I found this entry: Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy: In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and ...
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Run a program with a newer libc

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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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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How to upgrade a package which has a newer version than the repository?

I've installed tmux from apt-get. I checked the version is 1.8. But when I directly go to tmux official site, I see the latest version is 2.0. How can I upgrade to 2.0? sudo apt-get install ...
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unstable apt-pinning set to -1 on stable Debian

This is how my /etc/apt/sources.list looks like on Debian 8.1: #### stable ######### deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian ...
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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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Rolling releases starting version

Sorry for this probably newbie question. Is it important which version of a rolling release I start from? For example, if I download a version of Arch Linux 6 months older than the latest on the ...
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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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Ubuntu ugrade to 15.04 grub2 bash

I had Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS and, today, I decided to execute the big update to Ubuntu version 15.04. I opened up the terminal and typed: do-release-upgrade. Ubuntu started upgrading and, while it was I ...
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filesystem not detected while booting after regular updating

I am using RHEL7. After a latest regular update, my computer not booting. I noticed that, during updating, the kernel also got updated. All my attempt with previous kernel version,which is listed in ...