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

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How to fix boot failure after update

I did a apt-get update on Debian. After reboot the system lost its mount point and failed to boot. How could be accomplished to fix the boot failure?
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What type of Linux would need fewer updates?

I know how to put different Linuxes on a live persistent usb, but I have noticed that updating/upgrading a such system increases the risk of breaking it. From my experience it looks like the ...
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How is paid software distributed and updated in Linux?

I am developing a cross-platform Java app for OS X, Windows, and Linux. It runs fine on Linux (currently packaged into a .sh file), but now I'm wondering how to distribute it after payment and update ...
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Make error - installing wifi driver offline

I need to install Kali Linux updates without Internet access on my laptop. I think I need to do this because I'm trying to install the wifi driver but I get an error when I try to make: make ...
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FedUp, unable to upgrade to Fedora 20

I am upgrading my Fedora OS to the latest version 20 as the current one is nearing end of life. Fedora introduces a new upgrade method called FedUp that allows user to perform an upgrade over the ...
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How to upgrade Fedora OpenVZ container over SSH?

what is the standard procedure for upgrading Fedora (18 to 19) that runs as an OpenVZ container on my VPS via SSH? Can I simply use fedup or does the admin have to perform the upgrade from outside of ...
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upgrade Python to 2.7.2

I have an embedded system running on Python 2.6.5 and i want it to upgrade to 2.7.2 (I have a running system with different kernel that runs 2.7.2). I have copied the binary but then it told me: ...
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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...
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Linux workstation monitoring tools

I am currently working in a company that runs Linux (openSUSE 12.1) on the workstations (about 200 computers). I am looking for a tool or methods that could allow me to monitor them remotely, upgrade ...
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Update from Grub 1.98 to Grub 2

I currently have an OS called Backtrack installed alongside Windows 7, and I use Grub to boot. The problem is the Grub that comes with this is version 1.98. I'm fine with it except for one thing: ...
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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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yum update failing each time

I have been trying to update my Fedora 19 system, but each time it fails with some error. I tried doing a yum clean all but to no avail. The last time i got this set of errors, Total ...
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Upgrade kernel for linux system without upgrading user apps/libs?

I built a custom Linux "recovery-cd" image that consists of a compressed initrd and boots via bcdedit (like Ubuntu Wubi) instead of a physical CD. It has various recovery tools for partition editing, ...
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upgrading an O.S. affects which file systems? [duplicate]

I will be upgrading my O.S. from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. As its recommended to take back-up before doing that, I'm interested to know which file systems are affected by upgrading so that I need ...
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Machine readable number of updates? Alternative to /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check?

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check (from update-notifier-common package) was a fine tool. But it's going to be removed from Debian. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable 28 packages can ...
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When update Linux Mint from 15 to 16?

I would like to know if I have to, every time the new release of Linux Mint come out, upgrade my OS? I had Ubuntu someday, and every half a year I burnt a CD and installed everything from the ...
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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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Is it necessary to reboot after a kernel upgrade (via APT)?

I have been wondering this for quite a while. Let's say that you have a Debian server that you keep updated via APT. Usually (every 1-2 months) there are some kernel updates, which will update the ...
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debian update-problem

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade: libc6-i386:dependency: libc6 (= 2.17-93) but 2.17-92+b1 have been installed; so dpkg gives an error and all the updates can not continue. If I try sudo apt-get -f ...
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X problems on Fedora 15

I just upgraded from F13 to F15 using the Installation DVD and it looked all went fine. When I first booted into F15, gdm was having troubles starting up. I tried removing Xorg and reinstalled and ...
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Where to put system cronjobs?

If I need a cronjob that runs at system level (i.e. not specific for a certain user) how do you suggest me to create it? running crontab -e as root appending it to /etc/crontab creating a file ...
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Upgraded from CentOS 6.4 -> 6.5 and now permissions do not seem to work properly?

I allow my non-root user the ability to view my nginx access.log. I upgraded from CentOS 6.4 to 6.5 and now my user cannot view this file but the permissions still look correct. I removed and ...
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How to perform off-line live upgrade?

openSUSE supports for some time online live upgrade. However I see two issues here: minor -- I already have DVD downloaded and burned major -- until now my eth0 card is not oficially supported, so ...
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How to handle internet disconnection while upgrading Ubuntu?

I am about to upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Internet speed is slow and so it would take many hours for the same. So, is there any tool or way to handle or take care of this. Suppose my ...
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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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Why can't I upgrade Linux Mint 15 from Cinnamon 1.8.8 to Cinnamon 2.0, and how do I fix it?

So Cinnamon 2.0 is out, and I've followed the steps people have given for upgrading. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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Can I upgrade to a newer Ubuntu version on a Ubuntu-based distribution?

I'm currently running elementary OS Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Can I upgrade my installation to have a Ubuntu 13.04 base, but still use elementary OS's desktop environment and applications? ...
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Upgrade okular in debian wheezy

I have okular version 0.14.3 with KDE 4.8.4. I use debian wheezy and I dont know how I can upgrade to 0.15 version of okular.
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How can I get an Ubuntu 12.04 box to do an aptitude update; aptitude upgrade?

I did an aptitude apt-get and then aptitude upgrade, on an Ubuntu 12.04 box, and got: root@li393-189:~# aptitude upgrade Resolving dependencies... The following packages will be ...
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Odd behavior of software sources GUI in Ubuntu-based eOS (sources selected in the background)

Oddly enough, they all look unselected - I do not know that this is really true, but they look like they are not selected. But most odd is that selecting them is impossible - as seen HERE. For a ...
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How to resolve upgrading problem in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have googled about this problem. I've searched askubuntu page about this problem but I couldn't get any suitable solution. I have faced this problem while trying to update using: link Before that, ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade fails

I'm trying to upgrade from Mint 13 to Mint 15, but receive the following error: Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: mate-media : Depends: ...
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Java update on Centos

I have a Centos 6.2 machine. It currently has JDK 1.6.0_26 installed. I would like to update that to 1.6.0_38, the current release version. I saw a comment somewhere about sudo apt-get; apt-get does ...
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Update HP-UX 11i software

I have an old HP-UX 9000/800 PA-RISC B.11.11 (11i) on hands and I'd like to update its services to newer version. Actually, I'd like to update LD from current version B.11.18 to B.11.32; and ...
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Shall I upgrade my OS from Ubuntu13.04 to Ubuntu13.10? [closed]

I am working on Ubuntu13.04. Now Ubuntu13.10 is available. So, I wanted your advice on what added features and advantages I may expect from the latest version. I read this link to know about the ...
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Not able to install via GUI, Message: requires installation from unauthenticated sources

I am not able to install any application via the command line which requires installation from an unauthenticated source. I tried installing recordmydesktop via the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I ...
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How do rolling releases work?

In my understanding of linux distributions, you get notified of updates, then by a simple click or with a bunch of commands you can install them. These may be patches or minor version updates of ...
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Upgrading Red Hat 9 (Shrike) kernel manually

I am following the instructions here on how to manually perform a kernel upgrade in Red Hat. The current Kernel RPM's are: kernel-2.4.20-8 kernel-headers is not installed kernel-ibcs is not ...
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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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YUM: How to prevent EPEL from upgrading packages installed from other repos?

I would like to leave EPEL enabled and configure it to allow updating only the packages that were installed from EPEL itself in the first place (packages which were manually installed from EPEL ...
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Is it best practice to update mysql , php and apache on linux regularly to current version?

I have a VPS unmanaged and have installed CentOS 6.3, mysql 5.1.69, php 5.3.3 and apache 2.2.15 No formal or otherwise education in computer programming so trying to follow as many documented ...
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apt upgrade: start a new shell to examine the situation. Where?

When I do a dist upgrade, I often get prompts about config files like this: Configuration file `/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package ...
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Install newer unix sort command without root permission

The unix server I am using has an old version of sort installed (no -V option), would it be possible to install a newer version locally (I do not have root permissions)? Where would I download it and ...
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Unable to update my system Ubuntu13.04: Getting message - requires installation of untrusted packages

I had been trying to update my Ubuntu13.04 via 'software updater'. The updater messages that the following needs to be installed. Press continue to install When I press continue , a window appears as ...
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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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update curl on centos5

i have centos 5.9, with curl 7.15.5. i need curl 7.16.2+ . i'm a novice webmaster...if that. but would like to try. what are the commands to add a yum rpm repo so i can update the curl version, if ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: updating package message

When ever I updated packages, (they update) I receive the following message about TeXLive: dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 2888 package 'texlive-local': missing ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade wants to remove too much packages

I'm upgrading from Mint 13 to Mint 15 using apt-get dist-upgrade. It want to remove 277 packages, which I find quite a lot. Among those packages are acroread, xmlcopyeditor, wine1.4, skype and others. ...
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CentOS 6 - No Updates

I've had a CentOS 6.3 VM set up for some time now, but I'm not seeing any updates when I run yum check-update, or yum list-security. There has to be something (especially with Apache/MySQL!). If I ...
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FreeBSD: Getting pkg_add to use stable packages rather than release packages?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to use the latest binary packages rather than the packages at the time of the 8.2 release. That is, I want to use packages in ...