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

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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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HTTP Downloader that supports directory index? So that I could use globbing?

Is there an http downloader that supports globbing? i.e. I would like to fetch the latest update of a package, abc-XXX.rpm, but the XXX (version number) is unknown to me. Is it possible to do a ...
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debian apt-get dist-upgrade from squeeze to wheezy failing on vlc

I can't continue until I solve this bug, I've tried removing the dpkg so it redownloads it but it still has this error when trying to dist-upgrade, or now, apt-get -f install. root@hayek:~# apt-get ...
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Availability of software during update?

Imaging I am running a mail server, e.g. exim4 (or a database, a syslog daemon...). Now, while updating this package I would assume the application has to be stopped or at least restarted after ...
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Is it possible to keep a FreeBSD system up to date (base system + packages) using only binaries?

I have been using Debian and NetBSD systems for a long time, and I have got used to do binaries upgrades for the base system and for packages (using pkgin with NetBSD) Now the NetBSD kernel does not ...
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Upgrade java on Linux Mint 11

I'm unable to use web-based java content due to my version being out of date. %>java -version java version "1.6.0_24" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_24-b07) Java HotSpot(TM) Server ...
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disable apt-listchanges (and other interactive stuff) during upgrades (reliably)

I have to admit, I really really hate apt-listchanges. If I'm going to do a huge dist-upgrade, I want to just leave the computer there for a few hours. The asker of this serverfault question had a ...
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Why updating a running Linux system is not problematic?

It's years I use Linux systems on a daily basis, and I never had major problems by updating a system when it was running, but I still wonder why this is possibile. Let me make an example. Suppose a ...
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Software distribution

I have a set of servers with Red Hat on board and an internal software (it is set of many files with configs and so on) that is in permanent development. There are several types of servers: ...
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/boot too small to upgrade

Trying to upgrade from F15 to F17. I need to find a way to increase /boot size without destroying data. Details: I tried upgrading using preupgrade process and via booting from Net iso on USB and ...
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The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories

In the distro I'm most familiar with -- ALTLinux, a command like apt-get install kernel-image-std-def#3.0.... would install another kernel, and update the initramfs and the bootloader config ...
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How to upgrade my linux Debian installation?

I run the following command to upgrade my system - aptitude update aptitude dist-upgrade However it gives me updates for the softwares and libraries that I have installed. This is not what I want. ...
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How to get the latest GNOME shell in Fedora?

I want to try gnome-shell 3.5 but I dont see it in the repos, I'm using Fedora 17, is there any way adding gnome-shell 3.5 to my repos? Regards Update: Please note the question was asked on Aug ...
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Should I update my Fedora or not?

Here is my problem. My laptop has an NVidia Geforce 310 M graphic card. And since kernel 2.6 I had problems with the display. I had to use nomodeset option in the grub, if not my screen will be off ...
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How to maintain file ownership when running 'yum update'

I'm running CentOS 6.2 and installed nginx as root. After the install I changed the owner and group of the install to it's own user and group to keep thing a bit more secure. I logged in as root and ...
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yum is asking the kernel version which is already there

I have a server with centos 5.3 x86_64 on it. I am trying to install some asterisk modules on this server using yum. So yum asked me to upgrade my kernel to "kernel-2.6.18-308.11.1.el5" Then i have ...
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How am I supposed to keep up with kernels as a developer?

I'm developing for a specific TI ARM processor with custom drivers that made it to the kernel. I'm trying to migrate from 2.6.32 to 2.6.37, but the structure changed so much I will have weeks of work ...
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Upgrading Slackware 13.1 to Slackware-current, is it a big leap?

I have Slackware 13.1 installed on my computer, with some software that I installed via pkgtools, slackbuilds, and compiled. I want to upgrade it to Slackware-current (13.37). Can I safely upgrade ...
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Automatically update a Debian system

I want to automatically update a Debian system (actually Debian Wheezy on Raspberry Pi, though that shouldn't make much a difference). I've already seen that there is cron-apt, probably a good choice, ...
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Can't boot from Fedora PreUpgrade image

I have been happily using, for several months, Fedora 12 on a PC with a crashed Windows XP3 as the other operating system, and have just used preupgrade to download Fedora 16, which now appears as the ...
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How does the linux update manager work?

I want to know how the update manager for linux works. For instance, how does my linux distro check to see if there are any available updates for download and which servers to download these updates? ...
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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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Why don't you need to update drivers? (Or do you?)

In my life I've not once updated drivers on any of my Linux systems, though they have all been desktops. A friend was asking me why one does not need to update Linux drivers and I found myself unable ...
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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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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 do most distros (other than Debian) recommend/require a full reinstall when upgrading to a new version?

Having spent most of my Linux life using Debian, I'm been having a look at other distros and am really surprised at extent to which they don't provide a smooth upgrade between versions. Debian is ...
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Invoking cp from within BASH and using the -u option

Is there a way to have cp's --update option print files that did not copy because the source directory contained a newer version of the file?
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Using the apt package manager refuse an update for a specific package

I am attempting to upgrade a few packages using the apt package manager. However there is a specific package in the list that I don't want to upgrade. In fact I don't want anyone to ever upgrade it. ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade failure

I'm trying to do a full system upgrade using pacman on ArchLinux. I have kernel 3.2. When typing sudo pacman -Syu I got the following errors :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date ...
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How to invoke root privileges from a password prompt of “Software Update” window?

When I try to install software updates using the "Software Update" GUI, I am asked for the root password. Although, I can 'su' in a terminal, the password is not recognized as correct in the GUI ...
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What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?

Apologies if this has been asked already, but I'm such a beginner, I'm not even able phrase a search query for this. Background My company uses a small out-dated cluster (CentOS 5.4) to do number ...
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dag.repo overwritten

I accidentally overwrote dag.repo by trying to add this [dag] name=DAG RPM Repository baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 does anyone have the ...
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Installing openjdk-7-jdk does not update java (which is still version 1.6)

I am having issues updating Java. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I can execute sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk and it completes successfully. javac -version is 1.7, however java -version is 1.6. This ...
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Finding Stalled or Failed Updates on System

I was wondering if there is a way to grep through systems to find old updates that have stalled or failed. I am using RHEL 6.
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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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Got an error while upgrading CentOS

I'm upgrading my server but an error occurred. Here is the error report: Transaction Check Error: package subversion-1.6.15-0.1.el5.rfx.x86_64 (which is newer than subversion-1.6.11-7.el5_6.4.i386) ...
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I want to upgrade to Debian Squeeze, but what are some pre-caution procedures that I should take?

I want to upgrade to Debian Squeeze and there are quite a few guides out there, but I want to be safe and make sure I don't break my system. Is there a way to check if my current install packages are ...
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How to update kernel without reboot? (ksplice alternative)

How to update running kernel without reboot? I know about Oracle ksplice but it's not free and it supports only distributions that I don't use. Are there alternatives to ksplice?
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Hanging at “Running Transaction Test” when trying to install php-soap

I have here a CentOS 5 and I'm trying to run yum install php-soap but the installer hangs on and the last step is Running Transaction Test. I found out that NFS shares are the problem. See here or ...
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Automatically update MPD database upon external storage insertion

I have an Alix board in my living room running Voyage MPD edition and acting as jukebox. In order to play "guest" music, I would like that MPD automatically updates its database with the content of ...
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How to keep track of installed software

Every now and then I'm in need of updating a software running on one of our testservers at work (mostly Debian). What really confuses me almost every time is the fact that there is not just one way to ...
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Radeon HD 6570 Display Problem

I recently upgraded my graphics card by buying and installing an AMD Radeon HD 6570. My Windows partition works fine, but my OpenSUSE 12.1 Linux partition is having a strange issue. When I try to ...
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Is it normal that a restart is required to mount USB after a kernel upgrade?

Sometimes I see the Linux kernel being mentioned in the list of upgrades, when running pacman -Syu (updating my packages in Arch Linux). Whenever this happens, after installation of the packages, I ...
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Not enough space on / to install new kernel update

During a recent update I received this: Installing: kernel-default-2.6.37.6-0.11.1 [error] Installation of kernel-default-2.6.37.6-0.11.1 failed: (with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. ...
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Automatic security updates on Debian squeeze server

For a production Debian squeeze server, what are the best practices or recommendations for handling security updates? I have seen various articles on cron-apt, apticron, unattended-updates, apt cron ...
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Every time I run Azureus it wants to restart because of an upgrade

I am using Fedora 16. Every time I run Azureus, it says that it just completed an important update and needs to restart. How can I fix this? Obviously restarting it is not helping.
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How to make svn look for if there is an update once a minute and if there is call some script?

I am developing a server app. I have a remote machine with Debian that I use for testing. Currently I update the server manually when each new svn version comes out. It is just a testing server and ...
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Can sources.list only be updated by hand?

I'm currently running Linux Mint. I remember that under Ubuntu, whenever a new release comes out, it prompts you with a choice of whether to upgrade or not. It seems like this is not happening in ...
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Can I use `apt-get` to upgrade to the latest version of Nagios?

At the time of this writing the latest version of Nagios is 3.3.1. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and have used apt-get update; apt-get install nagios3 to end up with version 3.2.0. I know there are a lot ...
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Is it dangerous to use Fedora 14 until 2012.01.01?

I have three PC's running Fedora 14 at home, and I'm far away from home until 2012.01.01. When I get home, I plan to migrate them to Scientific Linux 6.1, which has longer support time. Since Fedora ...