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

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Does Fedora 16 do automatic system updates?

I typically use KDE except when I have to do some things that are broken in KDE such as starting a new Eclipse workspace, due to some graphic components Eclipse uses upon that action that are present ...
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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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How to upgrade a tbz package that I create in Freebsd?

I am newbie at freebsd packaging and I want to learn way of upgrade a package. I created a package on my development server and I installed it to test server by pkg_add foo-1.0.tbz then I changed ...
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How do I upgrade openSUSE from stable to development?

I have the stable current release of openSUSE (12.2) on one of my desktops, I want to upgrade it to development release without downloading the DVD and doing a media upgrade. Is it possible? How do I ...
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Storage becomes unmanaged after Solaris and PowerPath upgrade

I have been performing an upgrade for a customer, using Solaris Live Upgrade to go from Solaris 10 update 2 to Solaris 10 update 10 and at the same time upgrade EMC powerpath from [an old version] to ...
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Fedora Upgrade Error

I was trying to upgrade to Fedora 16 (I had f14) using preupgrade. However, it fails at the end (after saying: preparing transaction from installation source) and gives the following error: A fatal ...
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Why do I see update-like marks in Synaptic Manager (Mint/Xfce) although there is no update available?

I'm in Linux Mint 14, Xfce. In Synaptic Manager I see these marks that seem to indicate an available upgrade, but there isn't any. Update manager finds nothing to upgrade. For other programs ...
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Error 'IO Error: Broken Pipe' when upgrading server from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy

As I am upgrading my virtual machine from Debian 6 (Squeeze) to 7 (Wheezy), I am seeing what appears to be a changelog (screenshot below). So, I pressed the 'q' key to quit and proceed with the ...
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Upgrading Debian Squeeze To Wheezy - Should conf' files be kept or replaced?

I am currently upgrading my all-new Linode server running Debian 6 (Squeeze) to 7 (Wheezy) this way: Updating current system: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Replace all ...
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Upgrade from Fedora 17 -> 18 problem

I tried to update Fedora 17 to 18 from within yum using the directions on the fedora web site. When I rebooted I ended up in the CentOS installer screen. I am not sure how that happend but I can't ...
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Fedora 14 install Fedora 19 software?

I am using Fedora 14 right now and find some software in the fc14 repository is a little old. I need some software in my machine to be updated, say, to the Fedora 19 version. Without upgrading the ...
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Fedora: System hangs after upgrade to FC18 (“started gdm”)

I've been upgrading my eee laptop from Fedora 17 to 18. After a reboot the system shows up the boot message [ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager. and does not go on any further. The system is ...
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Is it better to upgrade Fedora 17 or install new Fedora 18?

I have a good and configured Fedora 17, I am very happy with it. I am going to upgrade it to Fedora 18 using FedUp, I was wondering can i do it easily without any break or problem or it is better to ...
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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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Minor upgrades and version numbers on CentOS

I installed CentOS 6.0. Later I ran yum update to apply software updates. After that my operating system version changed to 6.3. Why did the version change? How far up will it go? How can I choose ...
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How to upgrade Local Server with Local Upgrade Server

This is the case We have One Upgrade Server and it is connected to Redhat Network and it downloads all the updates. Means it is fully up to date. What I need is that I need to connect the client ...
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Will Fedora's yum update install a “current” or beta version of the kernel and cause problems?

Short question is: should we always do a yum update --exclude=kernel-* to do an update in Fedora? I was a bit surprised that when I got a new Fedora machine at work (it used to be Red Hat Enterprise ...
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Automatically apply module patch and compile kernel when updated?

I've recently applied a one-line patch to drivers/bluetooth/btusb.c in order to enable compatibility with my Bluetooth device. However, whenever I get a kernel upgrade, the patch will be lost until ...
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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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how do i check if (manually) upgrading software will break existing software?

As an example, let's say I want to upgrade sqlite3. The version I have after (apt-get) updating and upgrading is 3.7.13. The most current version is 3.7.14. If I install the most current version from ...
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How to upgrade Redhat 5.5 to 5.6

We have two server running on RHEL 5.5. Now we have to upgrade it to 5.6 What are the steps to upgrade it and also the prerequisites
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Bash port auto upgrading script in cron doesn't work properly?

I've been recently try to write a script to automate checks for new version of ports and software installed on my FreeBSD server. This script is added to root's crontab and fires daily. If I run it ...
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Slackware 14.0 upgrade OpenGL

I wanted to run a tutorial program for OpenGL in my Slackware 14.0. It compiled well, but when I try to run it, it quits with an error: error: GLSL 3.30 is not supported. Supported versions are: 1.00 ...
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Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 post-upgrade tasks

I have just successfully upgraded from Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 using the Preupgrade tool. One of the post-upgrade steps suggested here is to "remove unsupported packages". The guide says to run ...
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What's the Terminal command to update Chromium Flash plugin via Mozilla's Flash plugin?

I've done this on linux mint 11 and not to long ago, I was browsing around the web to figure it out; now I'm upgraded to linux mint 13 and it's fresh I need some support on Chromium and its Flash ...
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Automatically build a manually installed kernel module upon installing a kernel update on Ubuntu

I am experimenting with flashcache on my Ubuntu and it looks interesting enough to do a long term test with it. I downloaded the sources, compiled them and installed the resulting kernel module. So ...
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Mint update manager not updating

After running update manager these are the error messages I get... E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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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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stopping ubuntu to offer update

I installed an ubuntu 10.4 and I don't want to update to version 12.xx, but the system offering me to update everysome times. Is there any way that I can stop Ubuntu to offer me the update?
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How can I upgrade to gnome-shell 3.6 from 3.2?

I have Linux Mint 12 which has gnome-shell 3.2.2.1 but I would like to update it to 3.6. So my question is how do I upgrade it? And also, AltF2 doesn't doesn't do anything, how can I get that ...
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Update Sublime Text 2 in Mint 10 Linux

Sublime Text 2 won't let me use it unless I upgrade. Is there an easy way to do this? I'm new to Linux and all they have is the tar.bz2 file. But I know you can update programs with apt-get ...
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xdelta3 fails to decode on block device

I'm trying to use xdelta3 to bring a remote block device into sync with a local one. I'm able to easily generate a xdelta3 patch file using the command: xdelta3 -e -B 33554432 -v -9 -I 0 -s ...
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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 ...