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

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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 ...
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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 ...