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

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Kali Linux 2.0 stopped update proccess

So I decided to update my Kali Linux to 2.0 using the dist-upgrade command and obviously having the official mirrors from the Kali website. It was over a GB of data that needed to be downloaded, so I ...
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How to run Software Update w/out root password?

I am a sudoer on my system, but not a root. I have a Software Update tool (yumBackend.py, I think) prompting for specifically root password to install system updates. How do I install updates as ...
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Update Wheezy to Jessie on a dual boot (with win7)

I run a dual boot laptop with Debian Wheezy and Windows 7. I would like to upgrade Debian to Jessie. I am however a bit worried as grub - which let's me choose which OS to boot on startup - is replace ...
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Upgrading CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7 on VMWare 11.0

I tried to upgrade(in-place) CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7.0 on the various environments. I installed CentOS-6.7-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso on VWware 11.0. And I followed the ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unneccessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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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. ...
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Root password not working when trying to update

Running SLES12 on a VirtualBox VM I get the notification that there are software updates. Trying to invoke the update, a popup appears and forces input of administrator password. When I enter the ...
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Can't login on Kali Linux after update, only via tt1

While running an update on Kali Linux, my machine crashed and things got bad. The GUI was messed up, so I ran sudo apt-get install gdebi The system was updated successfully, but now I cannot login ...
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How can I update the kernel and initrd images in EFI boot loader?

I have successfully installed the EFI boot loader (using ELILO) but I am unsure how to actually keep the kernel images up to date. Can you help me understand the process please? Thanks. ...
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System error after upgrade [Kali]

I was doing a distribution upgrade on kali from 1.1.0 to 2.0 using: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Upgrade was of 2 GB and after 1 GB download, I wanted to download openssh-server, so i did an apt-get ...
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How do I find available versions of package for downgrade?

I am having issues with an update of the ImageMagick package breaking 3rd party software on a CentOS 6.x server. I know that some prior version of ImageMagick worked OK. How do I find out which ...
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Remote update Python Web Server

I am running a python web API on an embedded ARM based board. The web server communicates to a local C++ application via a Unix Domain Socket. I would like to be able to update both the web API and ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had old Debian system on my VPS, probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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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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Update global firefox addons automatically

You can install firefox (or thunderbird) addons for all users of the same system. (See how-to-add-a-thunderbird-addon-globally, same applies for firefox) How can these be automatically updated?
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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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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t1.micro instance of debian running on ...
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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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Bash Code Injection Vulnerability On Linux

Found a new bug in Linux System, a bash code injection vulnerability. The solution to this is the update the bash package. yum update bash My Question is "do I need to reboot the system"? ...
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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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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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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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Upgrade Debian: advisable or necessary?

I'm using Debian 7.0, I'm newbie with GNU/Linux, so I'm not sure about the advantages in upgrade to Debian 8.0. So, what to do? Upgrade it or not?
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Upgrading OS from terminal [closed]

So I already know how to upgrade system packages from terminal with apt-get or synaptic or aptitude but what about upgrading the OS from an older version to a newer release version but from the ...
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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 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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up2date login & patch APIs for RHEL7

I am trying to achieve controlled patching of the RHEL machines in my network, for which I need to get the patch binaries downloaded onto a windows machine. I have already familiazired myself with ...
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How to Upgrade to Linuxmint 17.2

In the Linux Mint upgrade manual I found this entry: Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy: In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and ...
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Run a program with a newer libc

How do I run a program that was compiled against glibc 2.14 on an old system? I'm unable to update anything. Can I download newest glibc and somehow have the program use it instead of the installed ...
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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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How to upgrade a package which has a newer version than the repository?

I've installed tmux from apt-get. I checked the version is 1.8. But when I directly go to tmux official site, I see the latest version is 2.0. How can I upgrade to 2.0? sudo apt-get install ...
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unstable apt-pinning set to -1 on stable Debian

This is how my /etc/apt/sources.list looks like on Debian 8.1: #### stable ######### deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian ...
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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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Rolling releases starting version

Sorry for this probably newbie question. Is it important which version of a rolling release I start from? For example, if I download a version of Arch Linux 6 months older than the latest on the ...
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Ubuntu freeze after upgrade installation interrupt

I was upgrading my Ubuntu distro and shut down the laptop in the middle of the installation process. Upon restart, I only get a black screen with these messages: Starting Hardware RNG entropy ...
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Ubuntu ugrade to 15.04 grub2 bash

I had Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS and, today, I decided to execute the big update to Ubuntu version 15.04. I opened up the terminal and typed: do-release-upgrade. Ubuntu started upgrading and, while it was I ...
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filesystem not detected while booting after regular updating

I am using RHEL7. After a latest regular update, my computer not booting. I noticed that, during updating, the kernel also got updated. All my attempt with previous kernel version,which is listed in ...
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How to prevent Apper from removing older kernels when updating (installonly_limit)

Fedora usually keeps 3 kernel versions installed by default, so a kernel update will remove the oldest kernel version installed. However, in some cases it may be necessary to keep all kernels. In ...
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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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Suse: How to update a single package in SLES10 SP4

I am in the middle of an activity and have never worked with SLES10 SP4 In SLES11 zypper update glibc* update all glibc packages .. but this is not working in SLES10 SP4 .. can someone tell me how to ...
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Is there a difference between terminal update and software center update in Fedora?

I'm updating my system through sudo dnf update command, but sometimes there is a notification that there are new updates available but I can see them only in software center neither sudo dnf update ...
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Why am I getting alerts about new updates when dnf says I'm up to date?

I'm running the KDE spin of Fedora 22. I've run sudo dnf update and it says I'm up to date, but the notification area says I have a bunch of updates that need installed.The screenshot is after just ...
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CentOS 7 update using “yum update” does not work

I have a VM running CentOS 7 that I have not used for a long time. Today I launched it and tried to update the CentOS system to the latest version using yum update, but I got a lot of errors: ...
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PHP 5.6.10 Bad Installation on CentOS 7 using Plesk 12

I upgraded the PHP version from 5.4 to 5.6.10 with remi and while I am trying to access to a file.php I can see the full code in "Source code". I was reading about that and it seems that the ...
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Completions stopped working after upgrading zsh

Previously I have been using this handy script with oh-my-zsh to set the tab color whenever I ssh into a machine: # iTerm2 window/tab color commands # ...
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Wheezy to Jessie update broke root software RAID, can it be fixed?

Last night I attempted to update my PC from Debian 7, Wheezy (now old stable), to Debian 8, Jessie (now stable). On rebooting, the system broke at 0.267166 minutes into the launch telling me it can't ...