Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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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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How do I get Mint 19 to boot whether it has a monitor attached or not? Had it working fine in 18

Got an HTPC running Mint. $ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Linux Mint" VERSION="19 (Tara)" ID=linuxmint ID_LIKE=ubuntu It has a TV connected via HDMI. Prior to the update if I rebooted the machine via ...
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Upgrade problem /Kubuntu

I am trying to upgrade through terminal (preference) and I still got this error which I have not seen yet. I am using Ubuntu KDE (Kubuntu 16.04 xenial). Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unnecessary” 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 (sys-libs/ncurses-6.0:5/6::...
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update kernel without restart

Recently Linux got a new feature called Live Kernel Patching, which you means you don't have to restart your system to update kernel. Is there any other kernel which has this feature already or Linux ...
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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 /dev/...
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How to upgrade with kernel taking more than half of /boot

The latest Linux kernel now takes more than half of my /boot space. Next time I want to upgrade, how do I do that? Can I purge the current in-use kernel and then issue aptitude full-upgrade or do-...
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After upgrade, “everything” starts to segfault

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 20.04. After the upgrade I suddenly started to see a massive amounts of segfaults like this: [ 87.157912] perl[5442]: segfault at 0 ip 0000556a510d9f05 sp 00007fff768ae410 ...
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Different collation behaviour between ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 for Thai

There are two virtualbox machines on vagrant boxes ubuntu/bionic64 and bento/ubuntu-20.04 (first one is ubuntu 18.04 and the later is ubuntu 20.04). Once booted, we define locale en_US.UTF-8 with sudo ...
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Upgrade FreeBSD to specific patch version

My FreeBSD is running version 11.2 FreeBSD host1 11.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE #0 r335510: Fri Jun 22 04:32:14 UTC 2018 root@releng2.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 I ...
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pacman -Syu - too many packages to upgrade

I run sudo pacman -Syu every day on Manjaro GNU/Linux, most of the times there are only a few or no packages to update, but like every ~7 days, it may prompts to update hundreds (~500) of packages, ...
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Is /var/run/reboot-required a reliable indicator of a needed reboot?

After updating two Ubuntu 16.04 servers with an update that did not include the kernel, but did include packages systemd and systemd-sysv, I checked the following file: ls -la /var/run/reboot-...
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systemd and OpenVPN woes after an Ubuntu upgrade

After updating a VM from Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS OpenVPN stopped working and I would appreciate help understanding why. Using systemctl status I could see that OpenVPN could not create ...
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how do I know if the kernel changed

I have a scenario where I need to recompile my display drivers after kernel updates. I'm trying to shome how automate it with bash scripts during boot time. so I need some sort of a way to know that ...
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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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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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How to update Linux servers?

I am planning to update a bunch of servers. Currently, I get an email every month, on the updates that are available per servers. I don't want to check ~100 updates per server, is there a way to ...
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How to install R 4.0.* on Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)?

I believe I have followed the instructions on the relevant CRAN site to update R to the newest version (currently R 4.0.5) but with no luck. I'm running $ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="...
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To ensure the current upgraded Debian testing has libc6 > 2.28

Tried to have debian testing by upgrade it via apt package manager, so it was done $ cat /etc/debian_version /etc/os-release bullseye/sid PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid" NAME=&...
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Firefox Window icon disappeared after interrupted upgrade

Situation See the attached image: the icon for the Firefox window has disappeared after an interrupted upgrade (VM crashed), but the icons on the desktop and in the start menu are fine. (I'm using ...
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dpkg errors with shared libraries

I want to get into infosec. Simple wish right? I don't even want to work in this field, just to know how security and computers work. So I have bought a learning ethical hacking course on udemy from Z ...
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Delete foreign packages in Migration to Linux Mint 20

The new version of Linux Mint 20 has been announced and along with it a User Guide (migrated from this tutorial) to help us in the migration process. Now, there are two steps which trouble me: 1- ...
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Failed upgrade disabled ssh access

While upgrading from old jessie install to stretch over ssh, I run into a problem. The upgrade failed to install newer version of bash. The ssh works, but the /bin/bash is missing, so any attempt to ...
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How to prevent apt upgrade from downgrading my kernel?

I needed to manually install (through apt) a specific kernel version that supports newer USB-C features for USB development -- specifically version linux-image-4.18.0-25-generic in the Ubuntu apt ...
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apt-get throwing errors: Internal error: Oops: 17 #1 ARM

I bought a new raspberry pi zero w. I flashed the raspbian lite image on a sd-card, the pi booted normally. But when I try to update it with sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I get the ...
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How to prevent apk from overriding config files

So I've stumbled upon issue after issue every time I upgrade using apk upgrade that apk keeps on adding default config files without my consent, is there any way to have apk either never override/...
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Debian testing added to sources.list, how to undo the upgrades?

Another sysadmin added the following to sources.list: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main At some point in time a apt-get upgrade was run, causing most packages to be updated a alpha or ...
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Upgrading Python3 Without Breaking Access to lib Folder

Upgrading Python3 package is always a big pain for me. Every time I upgrade from one version, e.g. 3.7.0, to another, e.g. 3.7.1, my python script loses access to my /usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-...
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Fedora: installed kernel-headers not the same as reported by (uname -r)

I just updated my kernel in Fedora as it asked me in a routine pop-up. After the update, this is what I have: [root@redberret ~]# dnf info kernel-headers Last metadata expiration check: 0:19:44 ago ...
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Kernel upgrade to 4.4.0-103.126 fails and /boot is now too full to remove it

I'm running Ubuntu Server 16.04 and my upgrade to linux-image-4.4.0-103-generic fails because my /boot directly is almost full (188MB out of 200MB). gzip: stdout: No space left on device E: ...
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Fedora fails to boot during upgrade from 25 to 26

I followed the command line instructions in this guide and ran the following commands: sudo dnf upgrade --refresh sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade sudo dnf system-upgrade download --...
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Touchpad scrolling stopped working after Debian 9 upgrade

I have upgraded my Debian 8 to Debian 9 and found out that side touchpad scrolling stopped working on my Lenono G560. Has anyone experienced something similar? I found that The synaptic Xorg ...
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How to move LVM to new server

The current setup of my server, I have a storage disk array (RAID60) which hold 110TB of data. All the data is stored in multiple volumes created by LVM. Now, I want to upgrade my server with Cent OS ...
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Debian jessie to stretch upgrade problem - “systemd breaks udev'”

I've been trying to upgrade my current Debian Jessie to Stretch. Unfortunately, at apt-get dist-upgrade failed, it returns: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to update rescue partition on Fedora?

I have a Fedora 24 installation, where one of the items on the boot menu is: Fedora 19 Rescue ... How do I update that so I have the latest Fedora rescue partition? Does it even matter? I suspect ...
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apt-get upgrade not installing upgrades through crontab job

After checking on how to make updates automatic with crontab, I've edited mine, as root, adding the following line: 00 11 * * * /usr/bin/apt-get upgrade -q -y >> /var/log/apt-upgrade.log Now, ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to 18?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 Mate for quite some years now. It is based on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome but LTS is about to be expired as it is till 26 Apr 2017). I would like to upgrade to the most current ...
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How to deal with “scriptlet failure in rpm package glibc” during upgrade to Fedora 24?

Actual message (from photo, not recorded in dnf system-upgrade log -1): Upgrading : glibc-2.23.1-18.fc24.x86_64 28/4874 warning: %trigger(cronie-1.4.12-1.fc21.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status ...
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apt-get commands won't return

I am working on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, and I think I'm having a problem with my apt-get. The problem originated with a MySQL server I was running. The server stopped seemingly at random, ...
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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 installed Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) 64-bit months ago on my Dell Latitude. I started with the CLI installer as I had a couple of LVM volumes to reattach to my system — ...
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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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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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Wheezy to Jessie upgrade / (root partition) minimal requirements in MB?

The Linux Debian kernel is 3.2.0-4-686-pae. The / (root) partition is 62% full. Will the remaining space suffice to install Jessie's kernel & boot stuff? mt42@hostname:~$ df -k Filesystem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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