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

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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Is there a way to have cp's --update option print files that did not copy because the source directory contained a newer version of the file?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 ...
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Kernel can not boot after upgrade on Fedora OS 15

I am using Fedora 15, and want to upgrade to version 16. I followed the official link Upgrading Fedora using yum - FedoraProject to upgrade my OS by the following command: yum update kernel* ...
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Switching from Debian 6 Squeeze stable to testing version

I had this problem and I asked some friends of mine and their advice was to upgrade from my messed-up Debian Squeeze system to the testing version. So I did it. First I changed the ...
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How do I upgrade to the newest Firefox via YaST in OpenSuSE 11.x? [closed]

I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox (v 8 I believe at the time of this question). I'm not interested in extracting a tarball, I would like to do it ...
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“Digest verification failed” when updating system

When I run sudo zypper update: Overall download size: 134.1 MiB. After the operation, additional 5.7 MiB will be used. Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y Automatically agreeing with java-1_6_0-sun-devel ...
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Linux Centos 5.5 yum update command is not working

I have done lots of things to update. yum clean all yum clean metadata yum clean dbcache then yum update outputs: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.6/addons/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] ...
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Error updating all ArchLinux packages with -Syu

I am on Arch Linux with Kde. I haven't updated the packages in a while and I'm having a problem while trying to do so: The first thing I tried was: sudo pacman -Syu as the documentation says, and I ...
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“tar: unrecognized option --warning” during 'apt-get install'

I just ran apt-get upgrade on my debian 5 vps and I got this error: tar: unrecognized option `--warning=no-timestamp' Now when I try to install other packages e.g: imagemagick I get the same ...
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Will I break debian etch if I install python-support 0.7.1 to it?

I try to install s3cmd into my debian etch, but the following error message comes up: root@NAS-01G:~/src$ sudo apt-get install s3cmd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done ...
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Tips for making software updates automatic in OpenSuse (zypper)

I'm currently working in a command line only environment. I would like to perform daily updates automatically using zypper, however I can't find a good way to do it. By good I mean clean and simple. ...
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Upgrading curl in Centos 5.6

There is any easy way to upgrade the default curl 7.15 to the 7.20 or 7.21 version? Any repository to install into YUM. Edit: I found this repository with the last version ...
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Debian: version numbers (now/then) and changelog for all upgradable packages

I'm currently have both Lenny and Squeeze installations. I want to know how to: list of all packages which are upgradable know their current and future package numbers have the changes (ChangeLog) ...
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Package managers Update versus Upgrade?

sudo zypper update The following package updates will NOT be installed: amarok bluedevil choqok cln digikam digikam-lang GeoIP gstreamer-0_10 gstreamer-0_10-plugin-gnomevfs ...
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How to sort updates based on release date on debian testing?

I'm a user of linux mint debian linux distro which is based on debian testing. Debian testing is a rolling release distro. The testing nature of this distro cause some package updates to be buggy. I'm ...
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Upgrading ffmpeg

How can I upgrade ffmpeg to version 0.6 on debian-based operating system? I'm using apt-get for installation and deb packages.
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Problems with apt-get upgrade on Debian (404 Not Found)

I can't update my Debian Sid system. on running the apt-get upgrade I am getting: maciej@wladyslawa:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to update boost of OpenSuse 11.4 to boost version 1.46?

I have 64 bit OpenSuse 11.4 and has boost 1.44. I'm trying to update boost to version 1.46 through 1-Click install of OpenSuse's site. However I'm getting a lot of errors about it's repositories ...
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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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How to block yum from upgrading obsoleted package?

Is there any way to prevent yum from upgrading a package obsoleted by another? I have created a custom repo containing some packages, among them openh323-devel. In current versions of CentOS, ...
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...
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What is a Transaction Check Error ? (yum update)

I tried today to replace packages from atomiccorp's repositories with newer packages from the epel/remi repositories and received Transaction Check Errors. I cannot proceed with my update. Install ...
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Arch Linux not booting after system update

After running a system update pacman -Syu with the testing repo not commented, my computer no longer boots. It shows the udev loading, then shows a black screen with a cursor blinking in upper left. 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 ...
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Is there a downside to ksplice?

ksplice is an open source extension of the Linux kernel which allows system administrators to apply security patches to a running kernel without having to reboot the operating system. (From ...
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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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What I can I do to make the transition to some new computer hardware safe and smooth?

I normally use machine A, and I make backups of A onto a fileserver B. Sooner or later, I will lose machine A for one reason or another. Its hard drive wears out, or it gets hit by lightening, or some ...
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Holding left arrow triggers permanent Mode_switch

This is a weird one... I recently upgraded from Debian lenny to squeeze (following the upgrade instructions step by step). Everything went surprisingly well, except for one piece of strange new ...