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

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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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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Our back-end servers (Redhat 5,6 mostly) are very outdated, and are not connected to the Internet for security reasons.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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How to handle internet disconnection while upgrading Ubuntu?

I am about to upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Internet speed is slow and so it would take many hours for the same. So, is there any tool or way to handle or take care of this. Suppose 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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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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debian update-problem

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade: libc6-i386:dependency: libc6 (= 2.17-93) but 2.17-92+b1 have been installed; so dpkg gives an error and all the updates can not continue. If I try sudo apt-get -f ...
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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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How to properly upgrade glibc?

The firmware of my NAS comes with a rather old version of glibc, namely 2.5. In order to cope with some precompiled binaries (despite being linked "statically", they still dynamically link to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Yum update shows “Killed”

When I update my RHEL with yum update commend, it list all update packages, and after I hit Y for yes, got following response. Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction ...
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Upgrade Gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian 7

I need to upgrade gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian7 (with gnome-classic). How?
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Problem on update manager

I am using OS4. When I installed the OS and went to update manager it told me: Requires installation of untrusted packages : mountall Can you tell me what I should do?
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OpenGL acceleration stopped working after upgrading to Wheezy

After upgrading recently from Squeeze to Wheezy, my 3D acceleration suddenly stopped working. I'm using IBM Thinkpad T60 with ATI M52 [Mobility Radeon X1300]. I found in Xorg.0.log: [ 48286.173] ...
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I recently ran updates now the terminal doesn't see installed packages

As the title says, I recently ran the system updater. At the time there was 400 updates. I installed them all and everything was peachy. A few days later it showed that I had more updates. So, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Not able to install via GUI, Message: requires installation from unauthenticated sources

I am not able to install any application via the command line which requires installation from an unauthenticated source. I tried installing recordmydesktop via the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I ...
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How to install newer version of packages on scientific linux ? (besides source)

I just installed the newest SL6.4. I use c++11 and I tried to install the latest gcc (4.8.1) using gsrc (gsrc automates install). the problem that i faced is that SL's zlib was too old. Meaning, zlib ...
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How do you update tmux from 1.7 to 1.8?

I just recently installed tmux 1.7, but now i want to upgrade to 1.8. How do I go about doing this? I downloaded the sources for 1.8 and have them untarred. But im not sure how do you overwrite 1.7 ...
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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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User installation emacs 23 on a centos 5 with system-wide installed emacs-21.4-20.el5?

I would like to install my own copy of emacs 23 on a Centos 5 Linux where I don't have admin rights. I would like to have my own modern copy of emacs on this Centos 5 system since I've got a problem ...
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Upgrade from Fedora 17 -> 18 problem

I tried to update Fedora 17 to 18 from within yum using the directions on the fedora web site. When I rebooted I ended up in the CentOS installer screen. I am not sure how that happend but I can't ...
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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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What's the Terminal command to update Chromium Flash plugin via Mozilla's Flash plugin?

I've done this on linux mint 11 and not to long ago, I was browsing around the web to figure it out; now I'm upgraded to linux mint 13 and it's fresh I need some support on Chromium and its Flash ...
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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 ...