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NixOS rebuild fails because some directories according to NIX_PATH do not exist

When I try to rebuild NixOS, it fails because it can't find some directories according to NIX_PATH. This happens since I tried to switch to the channel nixos-unstable from 23.11 and accidentally added ...
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Super-user privileges for Chromium browser

After apt-get install chromium and running it on Debian 12, ps alx | grep -e ^F -e ^5.*chromium returns: F UID PID PPID PRI NI VSZ RSS WCHAN STAT TTY TIME COMMAND 5 1000 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 ETS - Update Apache to 2.4.58

We are using a Ubuntu 18.04 server for a service which will be retired later this year, and will not function above this version. Whereas the ideal solution would be to upgrade the OS, due to resource ...
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Error with sudo apt update. ign: 1 deb.debian.org

On my Debian Bookworm machine, packages using apt are not updated with errors Ign:1 deb.debian.org/debian bookworm Inrelease... Ign:2 security.debian.org/debian-security bookworm Inrelease... Ign:3 ...
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Linux Mint: Can I have timeshift take a snapshot automatically before updates are installed?

Because I'm paranoid, I'd like Timeshift to take a snapshot immediately before updates are automatically installed. Currently I have daily snapshots, and choose to install updates manually, but I'd ...
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The Ubuntu installation is faulty

I have installed the recommended two updates (Ubuntu) to 18.04 and since I can no longer open my writing files (LibreOffice). There is an error message BrokenCount>0 and that the package is ...
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Cannot update system due to kde apps on arch

I am not able to update my system on arch. I am using Operating System: Arch Linux KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.7 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.109.0 Qt Version: 5.15.10 When I am running sudo pacman -Syu ...
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bash get output from command

I try to make a script for macOS that informs me about available software updates: result=$(softwareupdate -l) if [[ $(echo $result) = *"No new software available."* ]]; then say yes;fi But ...
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How to update programs compiled from source (from Github)?

I'm using Debian 12. I recently followed this guide (https://stopanddecrypt.medium.com/running-bitcoin-lightning-nodes-over-the-tor-network-2021-edition-489180297d5#13c5) to install some software, and ...
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Google Chrome got weird after last Debian 12 update

I installed Chrome on my new Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro laptop with Debian 12 KDE a month ago and all worked fine until recent update to 6.1.0-11 kernel. Browser window is now scaled up with very big top ...
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Do .rpm files installed with rpm get update notices from dnf check-update?

This (longer set of instructions for ex: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/linux) shows how to get the repo installed and then goes on to dnf. This direct .rpm (https://code.visualstudio.com/...
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Can't start up NetworkManager in Arch Linux: symbol loolkup error: /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4: undefined symbol: libssh2_session_set_read_timeout

Last thursday I updated my Arch Linux installtion and when I rebooted on Friday my system had multiple problems. I'm new to the Arch Linux (or Linux in general) community and don't know what things I ...
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Updates on Manjaro Error message during update

I'm new to Manjaro, I have a little knowledge of Linux and I'm trying to learn more. However I had a notification from Package Manager informing me that updates were available. I then had a ...
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After a problematic software update OS boots only with SELinux disabled

I have Fedora 38. The last software update messed up my system. It became unbootable. The reason probably was in having duplicate packages. I managed to fix dnf check errors by dnf remove --duplicates ...
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Does 'apt update' also update nmap's scripts?

I'm building a Linux OVA on a VM to scan stuff with nmap. I'm using cron to keep my packages up to date: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove It's from my understanding ...
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Arch Linux can't detect drives after update without reboot

After I do updates with pacman -Syu, I always have this annoying problem that I can't connect any new USB devices (External hard drive, USB to serial etc.) to my computer until I reboot. The problem ...
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Zorin doesn't install Dell firmware update

Regularly, I'm notified by Zorin's Software app that a Dell firmware update is available. It's always v1.11.0 > v1.25.0. When clicking on “Install”, I'm asked to re-boot the system. After doing so, ...
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"Unable to lock database - Failed to synchronize databases"

I was trying to update the recommended stuff in my manjaro machine but this error occurred. I have no idea how to solve it. I was getting the error Invalid or corrupted databases so I updated the ...
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Google Chrome not updating in Deepin Linux after release update to 20.9

After release updating Deepin Linux to 20.9 and if you have previously installed Goggle Chrome you'll notice it can no longer be updated (specifically to version 112.xxx). Downloading and trying to ...
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RHEL - keeping a specific kernel version, possible?

I was looking to keep a specific kernel version on my machine. To prevent it from being overridden or removed without having to grow or up the # of kernels the system keeps as my only solution as ...
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methodology [reposync?] for updating offline linux servers?

having servers that do not have an internet connection, what is the proper method for getting all necessary rpms so that a yum update does not fail because of dependency problems? Is there any other ...
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Updating PHP from 8.0.x to 8.0.28 using dnf

Will this update PHP 8.0.25 to PHP 8.0.28? dnf module reset php dnf module enable php:remi-8.0 dnf update php\*
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Expanded Security Maintenance is not enabled on Ubuntu machine

Upon SSH'ing into my Ubuntu MATE 22.04 machine, I am greeted with: Expanded Security Maintenance for Applications is not enabled. in Welcome to Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.15.0-60-generic x86_64)...
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Errors in installation & Update [duplicate]

I have an installation of Kali VM on VirtualBox, I've always installed new programs without any problems, but I haven't been able for a few days. For example, here are the errors when I try to install ...
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gnome-software: Could not activate remote peer

When I open gnome-software I get the following error: I've looked at the verbose output from the app, but understand nothing: $ echo '# kill existing processes'; killall gnome-software; echo '# done ...
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Restore Void Linux Install after breaking it by updating after 18 months

I have an old Apple PowerBook on which I dual boot Void Linux and Mac OSX Leopard. I had some hardware problems around July 2021 and it took until now for me to get it fixed. When I got it working ...
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How to do only low impact upgrades/fixes of packages on a Debian/apt based system? (on testing/unstable)

Initial question (please see new question below) EDIT: apparently, filtering on urgency would not be so efficient, so, please go below for amended question. This question is quite the same than this ...
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ChromeOS won't update

This is the error code: I'm not sure what it means or what to do. I'm on a ChromeOS laptop ---- START OF UPGRADE ---- + grep -q VERSION_CODENAME=stretch /etc/os-release + export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=...
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How to prevent any kind of software from automatic check for updates?

I wanted to disable all automatic software updates so I went to gnome app Software > Update Preferences and Disabled the Automatic Updates toggle. However I still get update prompts for flatpaks. ...
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Automated patching of packages on upstream updates

Is there a way to automatically merge custom patches to upstream packages when they update? From what I gathered so far modifying source code requires you to maintain a separate fork of packages that ...
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error during opensuse 15.4 KDE plasma update

Today, during the installation of opensuse 15.4 KDE plasma update,the following error has been reported: "the installed gio-branding-openSUSE-42.1-lp154.5.3.noarch requires 'libgio-2_0-0 = 2.70.4'...
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Fedora Server 36 - update process automatically closes user’s session

This latest Saturday and today, through VirtualBox for Fedora Server 36, as many times as I did do, was executed the sudo dnf update command, the password is written and Starts to load and show some ...
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What is this update exactly designed for? (new BIOS?)

I own a rather older piece of server, Dell PowerEdge T20, with the latest BIOS version A20, link to Dell updates, screen of the update in case link goes dead in time: This morning, when SSH'd into ...
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Updating Xfce in Linux Mint beyond the standard version

I'm running Linux Mint 20 Xfce and would like to update Xfce to the latest version (beyond the version offered in the Mint repos). Is there a PPA or something for this, and is it likely to cause any ...
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Is there a way to auto-update a live OS?

I'm currently using a Debian installation for a DIY router. In the interests of security, I'm wondering how I might switch to a non-persistent installation in order to defend against any persistence ...
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Why does Debian 11 apt suggest me to upgrade to the current kernel version?

I am quite new to Linux and Debian. I really like the fact that apt can be used to upgrade both software and system packages at the same time. Much better than Windows. However, I am baffled about one ...
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Why is Debian connecting to a CDN server in the background, automatically?

I noticed my VM with a fairly barebones Debian 11 install periodically tries to connect to debian.map.fastlydns.net on port 80. It looks like this domain is what the DNS record of http://deb.debian....
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Can't install any package: "package linux-image-5.4.0-42-generic is missing final newline"?

I tried to install some package updates on my Ubuntu 20.04.5, but everything fails with: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'linux-image-5.4.0-42-generic' is ...
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Embedded linux remote update

I build my own linux distribution using Yocto for Rpi CM4. I would like to have a possibility to update it remotely, without using Balena Etcher, just upload the built image and call some commands ...
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Looking for a protected update mechanism for software on a linux-based virtual machine

We use a Linux-based virtual machine with internally developed applications in a cross-organizational area with many different users. The applications and updates are not publicly available, but are ...
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Do I have to lock dependencies when locking Thunar at current version?

For the purpose of this problem I have decided to lock Thunar to current version in Muon. My goal is that Thunar stays as it is and its configuration files that it owns in /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ ...
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Linux Mint 21 update procedures changed

Starting with Linux Mint 21 update procedures changed in a way below: Can anyone tell me how to set it up, so that it behaves normal, I mean avoid this Software application, forcing me to reboot and ...
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"dnf upgrade ..." removes files

I have my application in three different rpm packages, I wrote its .spec file, install works as expected, dnf remove deletes the package and also cleans up its config files etc., dependencies are ...
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Check date and time of last update to a specific apt or deb package

Is there a command that will return the date and time of the last update to a specific package? Currently I'm interested in the last time my xorg was updated (I know, some software will consist of ...
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Trouble updating Linux Mint [closed]

Addendum2- added to respond to the followup comment/question of terdon. Addendum added to respond to the comment/question of terdon. I am having trouble updating / upgrading Linux Mint. 7 days ago, ...
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How to determine why the kernel updated

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 VM hosted in Azure, deployed from the prevailing image at the time. It runs a couple of docker containers, and shuts down every day at 17h00, and starts up at 06h30 every ...
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Fedora Offline-Upgrade shutdown instead of reboot from CLI

Before turning off my Laptop (which runs Fedora 36) I like to run sudo dnf offline-upgrade download -y && sudo dnf offline-upgrade reboot || sudo shutdown now So that all pending updates get ...
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How to fix <urlopen error ……. unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:997)> in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Only Ubuntu). How can I fix this issue: urlopen error ……. unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:997) May be because of this issue I can't attach my system to ...
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POP!_OS - Python3-repolib Error on Upgrade

POP!OS_22.04 TL;DR Ran into a weird error with a specific package python3-repolibon Lenovo Laptop. This also happened this morning on my partner's iMac device after she attempted to upgrade to 22.04. ...
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Why are there updates for relatively stable programs like Vim, zip, tar or xxd?

After I do an apt update, there are updates to packages like vim, tar or xxd. Since these are relatively stable, why do they have frequent updates?
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