The process of applying, or files used to apply, improvements to a system or program. An update is typically encompasses minor changes and improvements, relative to an upgrade.

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CentOS fails to update Bash

I'm trying to patch my server against the Shellshock vulnerability issue. However, I'm unable to update Bash to a safe version, these are the results I'm getting: # yum update bash Loaded plugins: ...
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Centos failing to upgrade bash

I'm trying to resolve the recent Shellshock exploit however every time I run "yum update" or "yum update bash", it plainly says everything is up to date. I'm pretty frustrated at the issue and ...
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yum-complete-transaction in a crazy loop

I was trying to update a server that I have with yum update and it aborted because the server ran out of memory. I killed off a few processes that were not needed and ran yum-complete-transaction but ...
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Command apt-get -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-amd64

I have a server with Debian wheezy and kernel vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64, hosted at OVH. I would like to upgrade the kernel. Normally at ovh, you can find some kernel already configured. but the files I ...
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vCenter baseline patch detail ouput

Within Update Manager I have a number of Baselines configured that show a number of updates available. When clicking the content a handy popup shows with all the relevant Patch Details... Is there ...
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Can I upgrade an program via group policy if it was initially installed manualy?

We have a program which was installed manually on workstations when they were initially setup. We now need to upgrade this software and I wish to do it via group policy. I have created an MST using ...
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IBM AMM BladeCenter 39Y9661 problems

i'm working on a bladecenter S and i try to update my amm with putty via COM port, but when i want to see my version it doesn't work i use like every time this command: env -T system:mm[1] info ...
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Why does wusa fail with “The System cannot find the file specified”?

On Windows 7 or later, attempting to use wusa.exe to install a CAB file containing a Windows update returns error 0x80070002 (-2147024894), "The System cannot find the file specified". I've tried ...
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WSUS and Pulled Patches

When Microsoft pulls bad patches, does WSUS automatically pull the patches as well or do we need to do it manually? If we have to do it manually, how do we keep on top of bad patches?
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updating php from 5.3 to 5.5

I'm thinking of updating my php from version 5.3 to version 5.5. I was wondering if 5.5 is backwards compatible with 5.3 as it is 'just' a minor update (eg not 5.3 to 6.4). Am I running into ...
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CentOS 6 Yum update issue

I get this error when I try and run 'yum-complete-transaction' in shell: [root@namesvr ~]# yum-complete-transaction Loaded plugins: fastestmirror mirror speeds from cached hostfile Loading mirror ...
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Declining superseded updates in WSUS

When you click on an update that has been superseded in WSUS, you get a warning that says you should verify the update is no longer needed before declining it. According to Microsoft, you're supposed ...
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having problems updating yum on my centos 6.5 final system

[root@spanky ~]# yum update rpmdb: read: 0x7fff4032cbd0, 512: Input/output error rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/Providename: Input/output error rpmdb: write: 0x12e1050, 4096: Bad file descriptor error: cannot ...
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Apt-dater: Keep specific packages from updating

I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers. I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. ...
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Windows Updates not working via SCCM 2012 R2

We upgraded from SCCM 2012 SP1 on Server 2008 R2 to SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 on Server 2012 R2. Very simple site hierarchy - one site server provides MP, DP, SUP, etc. roles, and has WSUS installed (with all ...
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How to update nginx in chef server managed environment

I have some servers managed by chef who are running (partly) the same software, e.g. nginx. If nginx has a security issue and there is a new version, what is the best practice to install the new ...
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OpenVZ - updating kernel and all containers

Last night I upgraded to the latest kernel of openvz. I rebooted the host node. It came up with the latest kernel. However, the containers are still running the old kernel. What I did on the host ...
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YUM installs outdated software

I recently acquired a red hat server that runs RHEL 5.5. I get a feeling that my YUM repositories are totally out of date because of the following reasons: I tried updating GCC using YUM. The ...
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How to install updates on multiple windows servers automatically?

Let's say that I've got a lot of different Windows servers to install updates on. I.e. about 50 servers; running Windows server 2003, 2008, 2012 (service packs, R2 editions, and such), some 32bit and ...
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Does WSUS include 3rd party patches/drivers?

I have a WSUS server setup on our network here. It is set to download ALL Windows and Office Updates and store them locally. Does this include 3rd party drivers and patches as well? Or how does WSUS ...
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updating, upgrading debian linux server except a package

I was looking for a command line to update/upgrade my VPS with the exception of the web server software. I have Nginx v.1.4.7 on my VPS and don't want it to get updated/upgraded when I run any ...
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Make kernel modules available that have been deactivated on Fedora

Edit: I turned Cristians answer into a script which does everything automatically: https://github.com/frans-fuerst/magic/blob/master/fedora-activate-can.sh I need some kernel modules which are ...
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how to avoid console network error (host is not communicating) when passwd or update?

I am trying to change the root password and update ssl package but the commands passwd or yum update {package} make the console loops endlessly. I have set the buffer to 600 sec. which I am reaching ...
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YUM, “patchlevel” and the DTAP street on redhat/centos

Is there a way to make yum update to a certain patchlevel? I always promise my devs the servers between Dev, Test, Acc and Prod are the same with versions of software. But when u use yum via the ...
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phpmyadmin not working after mysql update

i followed this guide to update my mysql form 5.1 to 5.5. After lots and lots of command and headache, i was able to upgrade mysql. i checked the version via terminal. But now there is another ...
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Java Deployment with automatic updates (without user confirmation)

Here in our company our users use 1 Java application which is updated every monday and always needs the latest java update. We install Java on Clients through SCCM 2012 R2. I already know how to do ...
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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
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What could cause DNS to un-propagate?

I moved a Godaddy domain (ihearthawaii.com) to a digital ocean droplet around 15 hours ago. Tracking the DNS Propagation through sites like (whatsmydns.net), I notice that the propagation is ...
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Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server

Ran against a server to install the msi; eventlogs were clean and all success; but the key file in bin direstory is still old. Later tried installing it directly doing a double click by RDP into the ...
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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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How to automatically deploy and update software to domain users

We have a set of software programs every employee uses. How is it possible to automatically install that software as soon as an employee is logging in to our domain and does not have it installed ...
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Amazon EC2 6 updates are security updates (The following packages have been kept back)

I have kind of a strange situation: I am running an amazon ec2 instance Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-58-virtual x86_64). Every day when I connect to it through ssh I see the following message: ...
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How to accept EULAs for Software updates deployed through SCCM using Powershell

I'm trying to use the Start-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment cmdlet to deploy a software update group to an existing collection. PS WHO:\> Start-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment -SoftwareUpdateGroupName ...
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How to Create Yum Cache Server for client machines in LAN

Like in Ubuntu we have the option of creating "Ubuntu update cache server" which downloads and update packages directly from internet and serves other client ubuntu machines for installing/updating ...
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How to fix “Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml)” in CentOS?

I've tried yum update yum and yum clean all, but neither help to resolve the following problem: # yum install httpd --installroot=/opt/httpd2 Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from ...
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How do you get the latest update for Java 6?

An application my company is considering buying requires Java 6. I am concerned that this is quite out of date and am recommending against the application as a result. But it seems that Oracle do ...
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HP plan to restrict access to ProLiant server firmware - consequences?

I've been a longtime advocate for HP ProLiant servers in my system environments. The platform has been the basis of my infrastructure designs across several industries for the past 12 years. The ...
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kernel-firmware is a duplicate with kernel-firmware Cent OS YUM

I am having isssues getting my server to run after yum update was interrupted. When trying to complete the yum update I am getting the following response. [root@RESCUE-web yum.repos.d]# sudo yum ...
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Ubuntu web host update strategy

I have a couple of questions regarding best practices for updating an ubuntu web server. A server that is hosting a live website that would be very problematic should the server "go down". I am a ...
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Aborted an update, is my server fine? [closed]

First off let me say I'm new to linux servers. A few minutes ago I tried to update linux, but during the process it asked me if I wanted to start the update, it also said the update could take several ...
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How to configure GRUB loader after apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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Which apt options for a safe automatic update

Related to my previous question, what apt options should one use when upgrading a package so that: if other packages would be removed as a result of the upgrade, apt will stop without touching ...
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Will debian update packages that I've personally build from their official sources?

Hi and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. My question: ...
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RSS feed/email list to be notified about java updates

I'm doing upgrades of JDK on our servers regularly. But because Oracle JDK installed via custom packages (not via package manager) I need way to be notified about updates. Are there way to be ...
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Installing a third party application package on CentOS 6.4 fails due to missing dependencies libcrypto.so.10 and libssl.so.10

This is a Canonical Question about OpenSSL binary compatibility issues between Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and its derivatives) 6.4 and 6.5. This issue applies to a wide variety of third party ...
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Upgrading mysql & PHP concerns

I am working on a project that is about 4 years old and has been written in PHP 5.2 (php was updated along the way) and MySQL 4. There is currently a test server and production server that all need to ...
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Network boot of Windows Defender Offline will not update

I have been working on configuring a network bootable virus removal suite, and I am using the Windows Defender WinPE iso generated from using this 64-bit tool. The tool downloads and creates an ISO ...
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Ubuntu apt-get update vs upgrade

I have a VPS with Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I want maximal stability of my server, which's main purpose is a webserver. What are difference between Update and Upgrade? I can't understand difference. As ...
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Prevent update-manager from overwriting my Configs

After installing a package with apt-get and then overwriting some package specific config files, whenever the system upgrades itself it tries to overwrite my custom configs with the package default ...
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Thoughts about a simple way to check remote updates lists and updating remote servers

I have been building my own Control Panel (mostly hobby) where I control hosting packages on my webservers, mailaccounts on my mailservers, DNS records etc. I also use this to monitor my servers. I ...