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

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apt-get failed to find any updates for Debian squeeze

# ls -F /etc/apt/ apt.conf.d/ preferences.old sources.list trustdb.gpg trusted.gpg~ preferences.d/ secring.gpg sources.list.d/ trusted.gpg trusted.gpg.d/ # cat ...
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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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GHOST: glibc gethostbyname buffer overflow

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0092.html I can see md5sums of the packages, but cannot download them and my package manager says I'm up-to-date. [root@notebook log]# grep glibc-2 yum.log | ...
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shutdown, reboot, printer setup etc. unavailable to normal user after upgrading debian

I did an upgrade to my Debian Jessie box and after that shutdown, hibernate and suspend options are disabled in the gui. I can not even connect any new wifi connections via Network Manager. Also ...
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Updating vim on remote host

I want to lead this off by saying I'm quite new to any type of server administration so please bear with me. I am currently running a shared bluehost account. The current version of vim on the ...
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How to run unattended-upgrades not daily but every few hours

By default unattended-upgrades runs with cron.daily, that is at most on a daily basis. This can be a lot of time for attackers. I'd like to run it every 4 hours, how can I do this?
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getting error for sudo apt-get upgrade?

when i enter : sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following messages: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading> state information... Done Calculating ...
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FreeBSD - major and minor upgrades using ports?

while upgrading my FreeBSD for the first time (from 10.0 --> 10.1) I got confused about the different possibilities. As far as I understand, freebsd-update does a binary update of FreeBSD like pkg ...
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How to disable automatic updates in CentOS 7?

CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) / Linux 3.10.0-123.13.2.el7.x86_64 Last week, I noticed that when I tried to restart, there was an option to Install Updates & Restart. I do not recall ...
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Why does same program requires yum update on one machine but not another?

I have cpio-2.11-25.fc20.x86_64 installed on two machines: This program does not require an update on the first machine, but I was presented with a higher version 2.11-28.fc20 on the second machine. ...
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Upgrading sources.list.d

We have a reprepro-server which hosts some packages we have developed for our Ubuntu-systems. It contains packages for precies and trusty. Our systems have the reprepro-server configured in ...
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Updating/installing non-system-critical applications

Is rebooting recommended after updating/installing non-system-critical applications?
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Updating my version of php to the latest 5.5 version

I'm trying to update the version of php 5.5 to the latest version (5.5.20 at the time of writing). I'm doing this on a CentOS v6 machine. I've tried following the steps here: ...
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Is it neccessary for me to update my kernel? And how? [closed]

I'm trying to install Kubuntu on a VM in order to do some deep learning following this guide: https://github.com/BVLC/caffe/wiki/Ubuntu-14.04-VirtualBox-VM I'm stuck in the step of the guide that ...
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How to update glibc to 2.14 in CentOS 6.5

I want to install Android NDK on my CentOS 6.5 machine. But when I ran the program, it says it needs glibc 2.14 to be able to run. My CentOS 6.5 only has Glibc 2.12 installed. So I tried to update ...
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How to update kali without internet connection manually?

I have installed kali linux in virtual box with a windows host, and when I try to update kali it completes 5-10 packages and aborts saying connection failed. I have a slow connection and want to get a ...
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archlinux cannot execute java after update

I 've updated raspberry pi b+ arch linux via pacman -Syyu and now I cannot run java anymore because of following error: [xxxx@pi ~]# java -bash: /usr/bin/java: cannot execute binary file: Exec format ...
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centos dropbox newest version not starting

I have some issues getting dropbox to run on Centos 6.3. These issues started after I recently got a security warning to upgrade Dropbox. Before this, the older version (not sure which one exactly) ...
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Yum update error and returns system error

Error Type: Error Value: File contains no section headers. I don’t understand I did not edit or did anything to that repos.d file :( [root@planetery ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, ...
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How do I fix a transaction error?

I have Transaction check error between nodejs-0.10.33-1nodesource.fc20.x86_64 and nodejs-semver-2.1.0-1.fc20.noarch. Full error at gist:8998690a05100b1f6085 When I run yum list nodejs I get: ...
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Yum won't update package

I am trying to update the package minetest from 0.4.9 to 0.4.10, but when I update the whole system, it states that there are no updates available. If I try to update the package alone, I get the same ...
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“Shell connection” item disappeared from Midnight Commander menu

I have performed an upgrade of my OS (openSUSE 13.1 -> 13.2) and now no longer see menu item in Midnight Commander that allows me to perform operations with remote files via SSH. Coressponding menu ...
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Failed at step EXEC spawning /bin/plymouth (Debian testing)

After I performed a dist-upgrade on a Debian testing (Jessie) instance, I can no longer boot. I'm marooned at the command prompt: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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insmod: ERROR: could not insert module 8188eu.ko: Invalid module format

I'm trying to use the TL-WN725N as an USB WiFi-Adapter with Fedora 20. I followed these insructions and the adapter worked fine and even survived two updates during the last few weeks. Then I did a ...
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Debian Jessie updates

I've installed Jessie about 2 months ago (from a fresh download from Testing), and I never see package updates notifications. And I am never asked to download anything. Is there something I have to ...
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Why libpam-systemd run interactively on apt upgrade, even when specified force-confdef/force-confold

I upgrade my packages using aptitude, specifying the apt options --force-confdef and --force-confold. This generally works, but the package libpam-systemd (204-5ubuntu20.8, on Ubuntu 14.04) still ...
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Install latest GTK without building myself

I'm using GTK3.4 and I need to update to > GTK3.10 for a theme editor I would like to use. I've never built something like that from source and the task looks a bit daunting. I've looked at what's ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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Writing ISO (Specifically Debian Jessie) to an SD Card

When updating Debian Wheezy (the stable release) to Jessie, it crashed, so it is currently unusable. The only solution to this, as far as I can tell, is to overwrite Jessie on top of what is currently ...
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Packages to rebuild after upgrading gcc on gentoo systems

Which packages should be rebuilt after upgrading gcc on a gentoo system? Is it sufficient to run # emerge -a --oneshot `equery depends gcc |awk '{print " ="$1}'` as suggested similar for perl in ...
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Interdependent conflicting packages in CentOS 6.5

I've been using CentOS 6.5 as my OS for quite a while. Usually I don't have many problems with Linux installations, but as they new CentOS 6.6 was released I found myself in a bit of a problem. There ...
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Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, whenever a kernel upgrade is applied (via pacman -Su), problems occur. For example, iptables can no longer be used: # iptables -L iptables v1.4.21: can't initialize iptables table ...
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Unable to start skype in Xubuntu [duplicate]

After xubuntu updating the skype I am unable to launch the last. sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skype Erase /.Skype by graphic client sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ ...
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How to update CodeBlocks in Kali Linux?

I installed CodeBlocks on Kali Linux but I got 10.05 version and I want to update it to 13.12, preferably via terminal. Also I would like to know how to update any application this way.
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What is the command-line equivalent to 'mintupdate' for Linux Mint?

Linux Mint has a nice GUI-based Update Manager with selectable update tiers. The defaults are for levels 1 through 3 our of a possible 5 levels. However, I often handle administrative tasks for a ...
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Trouble with opkg package manager in Angstrom embedded linux on Colibri module ARM v7 processor

I am working on a Colibri module having Angstrom linux installed in it! The processor is ARM v7. I am having trouble updating the softwares installed in the system. Whenever I tried the command opkg ...
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Why does RHEL offer updates for hardware I don't have?

RHEL 7 offers me to install 150+ updates, and it seems most part of these updates are not applicable to my server. For example it offers to install some "WiFi" Firmware, but my server doesn't have any ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 (Debian) using an offline ISO image?

I want to upgrade Kali Linux to 1.0.6 to Kali 1.0.8. I realized that I can do this using the command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade But I have a slow network and it would take ...
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BASH-3 update: how to revert / undo the changes?

I am using Mint 17, 64-bit with Cinnamon. I recently updated Bash and following the update mint drivers are missing and mint is not working. So I want revert the changes. How can I do it? For ...
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How to update apache 2.2.12 to 2.2.15 on SUSE enterprise linux server 11?

I have a requirement where I need to upgrade my Apache on SUSE enterprise Linux server 11 from 2.2.12 to 2.2.15. I tried searching on web but couldn't get any definitive answers.
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How can I update BASH [duplicate]

How can I update BASH? I noticed that there are version 4.2.45 env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test" this is a test cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 5.11 (Final) rpm ...
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Can't change update settings on elementary?

I can't update elementary os, when I try to change the settings 'Install updates from', none of the check boxes will check, it stays like the following image. What should I do?
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Need to automate the updating of the crontab file

We have an automated process where a server is built, and after applications/middleware are installed using another automated process, and the crontab needs to be updated for those ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.09 to 13.10 for LTS?

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu installation so I can begin working with mod_mono for apache. I tried to the usual upgrade command but I am getting some odd results. Any help would be much ...
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Do I have to reboot after updating bash to avoid shellshock?

I've updated my systems to the latest versions of bash (Fedora: bash-4.2.48-2.fc19.x86_64 and CentOS: bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.2.x86_64) Is merely updating enough to avoid the exploit or do I need to then ...
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Upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20 (or higher)

I'm trying to upgrade my fedora 17 install to a more recent version. I have tried the following methods, which don't work: First, using fedup: # yum install ./fedup-0.8.1-1.fc20.noarch.rpm Loaded ...
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ntpd installed to local directory, now have two versions

I got the latest version of ntpd because the binary releases have vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, after I built it and ran make install, it was installed to /usr/local/sbin, but the system is running ...
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How can I install all packages when apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing?

On my Debian system (Raspian Raspberry Pi), some packages were kept back. I tried sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, but this did not result in an upgrade. $ sudo apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...