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

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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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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 ...
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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 ...