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

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update kernel without restart

Recently Linux got a new feature called Live Kernel Patching, which you means you dont have to restart your system to update kernel. Is there any other kernel which has this feature already or Linux ...
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Configure connection timeout of pacman full system upgrade

Is there a way to set the timeout which pacman uses to establish connections to repository servers? My ISP (university) has blocked several Arch Linux (I use Manjaro) AUR and a few community servers. ...
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Make Debian 8 prompt for restart of services

I have VPS instances from three different providers, and those from two providers will prompt for a restart of affected services when running apt-get upgrade. VPS instances from one provider do NOT ...
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Screen flickering (only on desktop) with Fedora 20, but why?

I'm using Fedora 20 and since I returned from the weekend, my screen flickers very fast. This occurs only on the desktop (excluding the menubar, with the fedora-menu and the clock, etc.) and the ...
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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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Might any damage have been caused when cancelling the update manager in Linux Mint during an update?

My Linux Mint Update Manager was running an update - a very big one. It was in the middle of downloading package files, and it was taking way too long and I had to stop it, so I clicked Cancel. When I ...
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Any way to perform failsafe upgrade without having two images?

I'm figuring out a failsafe upgrade scheme for my embedded Linux device. I want to be able to upgrade the kernel and RFS, and have the system revert to an older image if the new image fails for some ...
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How can I determine the most current available patches for HP-UX 11.31 without a support contract?

I'm working with an HP-UX 11.31 server which has been out of its support contract for about a month now. I'm trying to determine whether any patches have been released for HP-UX in that time that this ...
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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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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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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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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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yum update glibc - ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:

I want to update my system with yum update but I get only errors starting with these two lines: Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: Then, I tried only to update the ...
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Having trouble updating my firmware “Error processing Archive”

On Ubuntu OS sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be ...
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Differences between zypper up and zypper dup

I know that zypper up updates the current installed packages and zypper dup is supposed to upgrade the whole system to a new version. But from a technical point of view, what are the differences ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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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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lxpolkit crash after fedup upgrade from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21

I have installed Fedora 20 + Windows 7 dual boot device. I tried to upgrade using fedup --network 21 --product=workstation After rebooting, lxpolkit crashed. Now network manager isn't working. I ...
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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 to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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No sendmail.mc.rpmnew file after upgrade despite having sendmail.cf.rpmnew file

After upgrading to version 21 of Fedora OS, I was issued sendmail.cf.rpmnew and submit.cf.rpmnew files. Since sendmail uses .mc files to generate new configuration, I was expecting to receive ...
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Some of fn keys not recognized after upgrade

After upgrading my system (including kernel) I discovered that some of fn keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp and XF86MonBrightnessDown) are not recognized by xev and even showkey. Each time one of these keys ...
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The command “dmidecode -t 17 | grep Size” showing in CentOS release 6.5 (Final).

Recently I upgraded the system(Dell 720) RAM 8 to 16 GB(4*2[new ram]), but it is still showing old amount of RAM(ie 8GB). Please help me, If I need to install driver(module). Kindly Let me know all ...
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Error during ubuntu upgrade (errors were encountered while processing)

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu from 11.10 to 14.10 but I got this error message when I ran sudo apt-get -f install errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src ...
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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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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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Does the Linux Mint installer include an option to replace/upgrade ONLY Linux Mint on a dual boot system?

I have a dual boot system running Windows 7 64-bit and Linux Mint 16 (with Cinnamon). I'd like to replace Mint 16 with Mint 17 (I'm OK with completely wiping JUST Mint). I want to leave Windows ...
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AIX OS fileset with status Broken

Does someone encounter this error in AIX version 7.1 TL3? root@TEST:/ # lppchk -v the result is: lppchk: A parsing error occured for bos.sysmgt.quota 7.1.3.0 on line 1, column 23. ...
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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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Do I need to remove a repository (not a PPA) before doing distribution upgrade

I am on Mint 17.3 which is based on Ubuntu Trusty. I am preparing for the awaited Mint 18. For the last two days I am downgrading software from a lot of added PPAs (20+) and despite it has shown as ...
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Manjaro doesn't update syslinux.cfg when I install new kernels. How can it be done?

I have a fresh installation of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) 64-bit on my Dell Latitude. I started with the CLI installer as I had a couple of LVM volumes to reattach to my system — such as /home and the ...
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cron job quit working after latest apt-get upgrade

I've been running a cron job every 15 minutes for years, with few problems. Sometime in the last week, it quit running, I'm assuming after a apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade. I was ...
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can't login after upgrading kali sana

After upgrading Kali Sana. which was not completed and when I tried to login it redirect me to enter username again and again. It means password is correct because when I use different password it ...
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Linux Mint Quiana 17 xfce 32 bit - recent update has disabled internet but skype works

After a recent update from Linux Mint, firefox no longer connects and nor do other things like the updater itself! However, skype still works. After looking on some other forums and asking the same ...
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Unable to upgrade PHP 5.3.3 to 5.6 on centOS 6.3

I got a problem with upgrading PHP 5.3.3 to 5.6 on linux centOS 6.3. I've already search it on the net and got answers including here (Since it's a classic problem), but still not able to solve it. I ...
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Graphical UI stops working shortly after boot [Linux Mint 17.3]

I recently updated to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit from 17.2 through the update manager. Upon reboot everything was in working order so I decided to update the kernel as well which was probably ...
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Why does Mintupdate not update anything and give me errors in terminal?

When I run mintupdate from the GUI and try to update anything, nothing happens, including when I attempt to update the kernel. I tried running mintupdate from the terminal and it opened with the ...
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Downloading and installing updates from the http webpage of a repository

I have a Linux Lite distro with the following specs: Operating System: Current Release Name: Linux Lite 2.2 Architecture: 32bit and 64bit Software Base: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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Configure Debian/Ubuntu to imitate rpmnew and rpmsave

I currently have Fedora 23 on my main work machine and the way configuration files are handled on updates is very nice. In some cases I change the configuration file that was installed by some ...
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CentOS update from 7.1 to 7.2 with 2.6 OpenVZ kernel?

We are using CentOS 7.1: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) We deferred the 7.2 upgrade. It looks like it did not cause any problems so we are planning an upgrade. The ...
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Cannot login after pacman -Syu

A few days ago Chromium complained about wanting to be updated. I performed the following series of commands, deciding to upgrade Python for kicks. pacman -Syy pacman -S chromium pacman -S python I ...
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mintupdate warning: libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>

Whenever I try to update anything in mintupdate, I am prompted to enter my password, but after entering it, nothing happens. The same thing happens when trying to update packages as when trying to ...
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High CPU usage after Version Upgrade

Not sure if is related to the version upgrade but since I have updated my Raspberry to Linux version 4.1.13+ (dc4@dc4-XPS13-9333) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140303 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG ...
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What can I do to fix a “could not resolve host: mirrors.fedoraproject.org” when applying system updates?

This is now the second day of getting this error message when I attempt to download and install system updates. There are 25 updates, including an OS update, waiting to be installed. Detailed ...
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Mint Updater Error: post-installation script returned error exit status 1

When installing updated from the Mint Updater, I get this error: E: Linux-image-extra-4.2.0-18-generic: subprocess installed post- installation script returned error exit status 1 E: ...
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OEL kernel upgrade

I have a OEL 6.0 (2.6.32) and I'm about to install oracle 12c and it requires 2.6.39 release. Now my query is that can I directly upgrade from 2.6.32 to 3.8.13 or maybe even to OEL 7? There is no ...