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

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automate updates with a bash script and cron

I'm trying to automatize the updates of debian system, without making upgrades. Then i'll send an e-mail to me, everytime there is an upgrade available. I've tryied to do it with cron-apt, but i ...
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Update yum fails

I'm using centOS 6.4. I'm getting this error when I use "yum update" in the terminal window. Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=x86_64&repo=os ...
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How do I resolve an apparent hanging update process

I am trying to update an instance on AWS. I have little familiarity with linux in general. However, I did run the command on my Ras. Pi first and had no problems. However this is the second time ...
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Linux mint update problem

I am very new to Linux mint and I have a problem while doing updates. If I type sudo apt-get updates I will get the following: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Sources ...
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tmux client/server version mismatch during distribution upgrade

It has become fashionable to run distribution upgrade in a tmux terminal to avoid remote connection issues or issues with the X server (e.g. opensuse documentation). Yet this does not take into ...
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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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Best secure way to update back-end servers?

Our back-end servers (Redhat 5,6 mostly) are very outdated, and are not connected to the Internet for security reasons. I'm looking for the best strategy to update them, without connecting them to ...
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Why is Debian updating old package versions instead of offering new versions? (openssl) [duplicate]

I am a very inexperienced server owner and wanted to make sure I have a fix for heartbleed. After updating, "openssl version" still shows 1.0.1e and I wondered what to do to get a heartbleed free ...
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Identifying running programs that are using the old version of a library I just replaced

After installing updates to address CVE-2014-0160 (the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug), I had to take care to restart anything that might be using libssl -- many services, such as Apache and my VPN software, ...
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yum update fails: Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository …

I'm using CentOS 6.3. When I try to update my system with yum I have this message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirrors.ircam.fr * ...
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Openssl upgraded via apt-get, `openssl version` showing previous version

I am running Debian Wheezy. I have just upgraded my system and should have the latest version of openssl (1.0.1g which fixes a critical bug), but it does not appear to be being used. I have run: ...
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Update Linux 10 Mint Julia to 13 Maya

Everytime I try to apt-get update it comes up with the following: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com Precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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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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Where can I check what was updated on the last update?

Once in a while, when updating my system after reboot I got a black screen. The problem seems to bee ATI drivers, but it's weird because even TTYs do not work. For fix it I reboot on recovery mode, ...
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fedora 17 with fedup 0.7

I get the bug described here when trying to upgrade to Fedora 20 from Fedora 17. The symptom is that the first stage of upgrade (before rebooting) works successfully, but when you reboot to ...
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can't find command 'linux16', need to update Dell BIOS. use startup disk?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10, Dell has dropped support for linux except for one server line, and none of these solutions work because the linux16 command is gone from grub2. How can the final steps ...
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How to configure bootloader to boot the new kernel?

I succesfully upgraded linux kernel from 2.6.32.61 to 3.0.7 on BeableBoard-xM, following the steps below: download and untar kernel sources 3.0.7 from kernel.org copy kernel sources on /usr/src ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu Based distro without losing everything

I use Zorin OS 8. I have previously used Ubuntu and Know that to upgrade Ubuntu versions you can use the "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" command. I was wondering if that same command would work the same ...
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Can I upgrade my Linux kernel from 2.6.32 to 3.0.7?

I currently run Angstrom Linux 2.6.32 on BeagleBoard-xM (ARM architecture). Can I upgrade my Linux kernel from 2.6.32 to 3.0.7 and what is the difficulty level in case upgrade is possible? EDIT#1: ...
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How to fix error 'Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly' on command line?

I have been trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 on the command line by using the two commands sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade which ends with the following error: (Reading database ... ...
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How to upgrade Apache 2.2.15 to 2.4.4 in CentOS

I want to upgrade Apache from 2.2.15 to 2.4.4 in CentOS. Do I need to download update files to a folder and update Apache? Is this even possible?
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Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5

[Note: I manually moved this here from StackOverflow] I'm trying to update CentOS 6.3 to 6.5. If it matters, I'm doing this inside VBox 4.3.8, on a Mac running OSX 10.9.2. Following directions found ...
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Does ksplice work with updates from repos?

If there is a kernel update from an upstream repository (such as debian or centos) does ksplice work with those updates? If not, how does one update the kernel without a reboot and without paying ...
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How to upgrade shared library without crash?

Here it says that you can rewrite an executable file and the process will run just fine - it will be re-read when a process restarts. However, when I try to replace a binary file while the process is ...
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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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How do I get rid of these broken package errors and install Mate in Linux Mint 16 Petra?

I have upgraded my computer to Linux Mint 16 Petra. Everything worked smoothly during the install with no errors, or indications of any problems. However, after I rebooted, Mate was no longer an ...
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Assistance applying poorly packaged patches?

I manage a handful of servers running the various roles of a Ahsay online backup solution. A few times a year the software is updated and I need to apply patches on my servers. Annoyingly the ...
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Unable to update linux-mint or install any software from the software manager

Returns error on update manager "Unable to download all repositories" which is followed by a long list of failed connections and ip addresses Also if I try to download any software from the software ...
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How to update application on Debian?

When I run a@debianVM:~$ wine --version I get: wine-1.4.1 And the website says: Latest stable release: Wine 1.6.2 How to update?
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Fedup fails to update Fedora 19 to 20

I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora install from 19 (3.12.8-200.fc19.x86_64) to 20. I have installed and ran fedup, it creates a new entry on the boot list but a progress screen is briefly displayed and ...
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After upgrading the kernel, the sound no longer works

I have updated the Linux kernel on my system to Linux 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.10-1 (2013-12-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux. Having done that, the sound no longer works. Distribution Info(cat ...
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Linux Mint Not Updating

I literally installed it last night. This morning I saw an update icon but when I click Update Manager it says ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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No matter how many times I try re-installing Linux Mint, I get a GRUB error. How do I fix it?

I have been trying to install Linux Mint 16 Petra using a removable USB thumb drive on my laptop, and after multiple attempts, I get the same error every time: error: file ...
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How to fix boot failure after update

I did a apt-get update on Debian. After reboot the system lost its mount point and failed to boot. How could be accomplished to fix the boot failure?
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What type of Linux would need fewer updates?

I know how to put different Linuxes on a live persistent usb, but I have noticed that updating/upgrading a such system increases the risk of breaking it. From my experience it looks like the ...
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Make error while installing wifi driver offline

I need to install Kali Linux updates without Internet access on my laptop. I think I need to do this because I'm trying to install the wifi driver but I get an error when I try to make: make ...
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How is paid software distributed and updated in Linux?

I am developing a cross-platform Java app for OS X, Windows, and Linux. It runs fine on Linux (currently packaged into a .sh file), but now I'm wondering how to distribute it after payment and update ...
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Make error - installing wifi driver offline

I need to install Kali Linux updates without Internet access on my laptop. I think I need to do this because I'm trying to install the wifi driver but I get an error when I try to make: make ...
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How to upgrade TurnKey Linux 12.1 to 13.0

I have a Turnkey Linux 12.1 installation that I would like to upgrade to Turnkey Linux 13.0. The upgrade should transition from Squeeze 6.0.8 to Wheezy 7.x. I want to upgrade the Wheezy to utilize a ...
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FedUp, unable to upgrade to Fedora 20

I am upgrading my Fedora OS to the latest version 20 as the current one is nearing end of life. Fedora introduces a new upgrade method called FedUp that allows user to perform an upgrade over the ...
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How to upgrade Fedora OpenVZ container over SSH?

what is the standard procedure for upgrading Fedora (18 to 19) that runs as an OpenVZ container on my VPS via SSH? Can I simply use fedup or does the admin have to perform the upgrade from outside of ...
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upgrade Python to 2.7.2

I have an embedded system running on Python 2.6.5 and i want it to upgrade to 2.7.2 (I have a running system with different kernel that runs 2.7.2). I have copied the binary but then it told me: ...
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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...
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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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Update from Grub 1.98 to Grub 2

I currently have an OS called Backtrack installed alongside Windows 7, and I use Grub to boot. The problem is the Grub that comes with this is version 1.98. I'm fine with it except for one thing: ...
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What do the characters y/d/N mean?

Dumb question, I know, but when I am updating my system, the machine tells me the size of the packages to download and asks me: is this ok: [y/d/N]? I know the meaning of y (yes) and N (no), but ...
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yum update failing each time

I have been trying to update my Fedora 19 system, but each time it fails with some error. I tried doing a yum clean all but to no avail. The last time i got this set of errors, Total ...
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Upgrade kernel for linux system without upgrading user apps/libs?

I built a custom Linux "recovery-cd" image that consists of a compressed initrd and boots via bcdedit (like Ubuntu Wubi) instead of a physical CD. It has various recovery tools for partition editing, ...
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upgrading an O.S. affects which file systems? [duplicate]

I will be upgrading my O.S. from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. As its recommended to take back-up before doing that, I'm interested to know which file systems are affected by upgrading so that I need ...
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Machine readable number of updates? Alternative to /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check?

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check (from update-notifier-common package) was a fine tool. But it's going to be removed from Debian. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable 28 packages can ...