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

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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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Why is 'ls' suddenly wrapping items with spaces in single quotes?

I just noticed that on one of my machines (running Debian Sid) whenever I type ls any file name with spaces has single quotes surrounding it. I immediately checked my aliases, only to find them intact....
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In CentOS, what is the difference between yum update and yum upgrade?

What is the difference between yum update and yum upgrade, and when should I use one over the other?
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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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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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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 do I upgrade all of my installed packages in OpenWRT?

I'm just wondering what is the equivalent of apt-get upgrade apt upgrade yum update with OpenWRT or LEDE?
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Ubuntu update error “ waiting for unattended-upgr to exit ”

I'm unable to update my system having 2 installations of Ubuntu , one is version 16.04 & the other version is 17.04. In both, I'm getting the same error. For ex., in Ubuntu 16.04, I run software ...
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What do the characters y/d/N mean?

When I am updating my system, the machine tells me the size of the packages to download and asks me: is this ok: [y/d/N]? I know the meaning of y (yes) and N (no), but don't know what d stands for. ...
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yum update fails: Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository …

I'm using CentOS 6.3. When I try to update my system with yum I have this message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirrors.ircam.fr * ...
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What's going to be new in bash 5

I was just going through the official bash repository(I don't usually do this) for something unrelated but noticed that bash 5 was already in beta. I was just curious about what's going to be new in ...
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How does the Linux kernel update itself?

How does kernel updates itself while it's running without breaking anything in the process?
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Full-upgrade to Debian testing fails due to libc6-dev : Breaks: libgcc-8-dev

I've just switched to bullseye (see sources below) deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free deb http://deb....
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Why updating a running Linux system is not problematic?

It's years I use Linux systems on a daily basis, and I never had major problems by updating a system when it was running, but I still wonder why this is possibile. Let me make an example. Suppose a ...
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Ubuntu upgrade from 17.04 to 18.04

I've installed ubuntu 17.04 and I want to upgrade it to 18.04. When I tried to do: sudo do-release-upgrade I got a message saying An upgrade from 'zesty' to 'bionic' is not supported with this tool....
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How is it possible to do a live update while a program is running?

I wonder how killer applications such as Thunderbird or Firefox can be updated via the system's package manager while they are still running. What happens with the old code while they are being ...
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Will apt upgrade, ran with yes flag, reboot if needed?

For example, if I run sudo apt-get -y upgrade if there is a package that requires a restart to upgrade, will the yes flag cause the system to reboot after the command finishes upgrading everything? Or,...
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How to upgrade shared library without crash?

Here it says that you can rewrite an executable file and the process will run just fine - it will be re-read when a process restarts. However, when I try to replace a binary file while the process is ...
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Will Debian Wheezy (stable) automatically upgrade to Jessie once Jessie becomes the stable release?

I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether ...
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Unattended upgrades and modified configuration files

We have the unattended-upgrades package upgrading our servers with security upgrades every Monday and it works great. Today though, it upgraded all of our servers with a new version of PHP5. Because ...
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Why don't you need to update drivers? (Or do you?)

Why one does not need to update Linux drivers? Is it due to the open source community building good drivers before they are submitted to the kernel, or do driver updates occur when I do normal system ...
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How Linux servers update their kernel without rebooting

According to my informations, upgrading the linux kernel needs a reboot. Rebooting a home computer is not a problem, but I don't think that it is the same thing for a server. So does the servers that ...
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Failed at step EXEC spawning /bin/plymouth (Debian testing)

After I performed a dist-upgrade on a Debian testing (Jessie) instance, I can no longer boot. I'm marooned at the command prompt: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways predictable....
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Installing/updating R 3.6 on Ubuntu 18.04

I've recently acquired a machine with Ubuntu 18.04 on it. I installed R simply with: sudo apt-get install r-base And when I call $ R in console, it starts up with: R version 3.4.4 (2018-03-15) -- "...
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disable apt-listchanges (and other interactive stuff) during upgrades (reliably)

I have to admit, I really really hate apt-listchanges. If I'm going to do a huge dist-upgrade, I want to just leave the computer there for a few hours. The asker of this serverfault question had a ...
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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: Loaded ...
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Where to find logs/information about unattended-upgrades (apt)?

Where can I find infos about when the unattend updates/upgrades run and what ist done (or IF something was done)? I want to enable the unattended-upgrades (for security updates) on a debian virtual ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing when trying to upgrade from wheezy to jessie

I am on Debian wheezy and attempted to upgrade to jessie as follows: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade These operations completed successfully and I rebooted, but ...
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Debian testing - upgrade “Buster” to “Bullseye” version, no server for security.debian.org

I tried to upgrade my Debian System using apt, the repository is set to "testing" so I expected it to change to the next version "Bullseye" from "Buster" automatically but since "Buster" moved on I ...
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What is the prefered way of updating all software in a Fedora installation?

When I install some system, I usually look for a bulk update method, one that will update my recently-installed software. For example, in Debian, that would be changing the sources.list to point to ...
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apt package manager on Debian lists a package as upgradable but does not upgrade

This issue is similar to Debian Linux not updating package, but in my case the newer package is not from backports: § apt list --upgradable Listing... Done firefox-esr-l10n-en-gb/stable 60.2.0esr-1~...
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Best way to upgrade vim/gvim to 7.3 in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have to use Ubuntu 10.04 at work, and can't upgrade it. I'm using Vim/gVim 7.2. I want to upgrade it to 7.3 (with Python and Ruby extension support). Which is the best way? Add an entry in sources....
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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How can I upgrade MySQL in Debian using apt-get?

I'm using the Turnkey Linux virtual machine. The version of Debian in there is apparently on the "Wheezy" upgrade path (if that's what you call it). I'm not completely comfortable with Linux, as you ...
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Problem with appstreamcli when running apt update

I had a problem with debian testing today when I was running an apt update with following return: E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'if /usr/bin/test -w /var/cache/app-...
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No DNS resolution after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

I upgraded ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem with the internet connection. Specifically, DNS after update stopped working. For debugging purposes I set the only DNS 8.8.8.8, but name ...
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Where to put system cronjobs?

If I need a cronjob that runs at system level (i.e. not specific for a certain user) how do you suggest me to create it? running crontab -e as root appending it to /etc/crontab creating a file ...
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Packages to rebuild after upgrading gcc on gentoo systems

Which packages should be rebuilt after upgrading gcc on a gentoo system? Is it sufficient to run # emerge -a --oneshot `equery depends gcc |awk '{print " ="$1}'` as suggested similar for perl in ...
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Linux - display or upgrade security updates only using apt

is there a way to list or install security upgrades only using apt? if I list upgrades with: apt list --upgradable can I also see without knowing packages and libraries which upgrades are relevant ...
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Is there a downside to ksplice?

ksplice is an open source extension of the Linux kernel which allows system administrators to apply security patches to a running kernel without having to reboot the operating system. (From Wikipedia.)...
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insmod: ERROR: could not insert module 8188eu.ko: Invalid module format

I'm trying to use the TL-WN725N as an USB WiFi-Adapter with Fedora 20. I followed these insructions and the adapter worked fine and even survived two updates during the last few weeks. Then I did a ...
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Automatic security updates on Debian squeeze server

For a production Debian squeeze server, what are the best practices or recommendations for handling security updates? I have seen various articles on cron-apt, apticron, unattended-updates, apt cron ...
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How am I supposed to keep up with kernels as a developer?

I'm developing for a specific TI ARM processor with custom drivers that made it to the kernel. I'm trying to migrate from 2.6.32 to 2.6.37, but the structure changed so much I will have weeks of work ...
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“tar: unrecognized option --warning” during 'apt-get install'

I just ran apt-get upgrade on my debian 5 vps and I got this error: tar: unrecognized option `--warning=no-timestamp' Now when I try to install other packages e.g: imagemagick I get the same ...
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Is there a mechanism that protects applications during library upgrade?

If user works on an application that is dynamically linked, and system is being upgraded, is there any protection mechanism that prevents application corruption? Or is it up to application?
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“package X requires Y, but none of the providers can be installed”

While upgrading to fedora 28, I ran two commnads sudo dnf upgrade --refresh sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade These worked but next command sudo dnf system-upgrade download --...
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How to upgrade Apache 2.2.15 to 2.4.4 in CentOS

I want to upgrade Apache from 2.2.15 to 2.4.4 in CentOS. Do I need to download update files to a folder and update Apache? Is this even possible?
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How to block yum from upgrading obsoleted package?

Is there any way to prevent yum from upgrading a package obsoleted by another? I have created a custom repo containing some packages, among them openh323-devel. In current versions of CentOS, ...
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Is it normal that a restart is required to mount USB after a kernel upgrade?

Sometimes I see the Linux kernel being mentioned in the list of upgrades, when running pacman -Syu (updating my packages in Arch Linux). Whenever this happens, after installation of the packages, I ...

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