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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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

I need some kernel modules which are available in the Linux source but deactivated on Fedora 20 and I wonder what's the easiest and most forward way to do make them available. (namely then net/CAN ...
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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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Recently Deployed WSUS, issues with failed updates

Morning, This weekend I deployed a automatic updates via a WSUS for my network, the WSUS is in a different office of our company so I have little access to it. We had disabled automatic updates ...
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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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yum update leads kernel error

When I do 'yum update', the following error is shown. Before running the suggested command, I shall better understand, what the cause is. Any advice? --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: ...
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Aptitude safe-upgrade hangs on php5-fpm update-rc.d warning

When running sudo aptitude safe-upgrade on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, I keep receiving this warning: update-rc.d: warning: php5-fpm stop runlevel arguments (0 1 6) do not match LSB Default-Stop ...
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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 ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu Server to a recent version would update PHP too? This result in any problems? [closed]

I use Ubuntu Server 10.04 and PHP 5.3.2, if I upgrade the server to a more recent version, the PHP would update too? Would this process result in some problem in the settings of PHP, like previously ...
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WSUS 3.0 updates not populating

I set up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the intention of downloading and exporting WSUS data and metadata. I did an initial pull of updates for core operating systems like Win7, WinXP, etc. ...
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Should I touch nothing when I run production service server? [closed]

I am going to run my first public game service server later. And many people advise not to touch anything if it's running well. I agree with them. But one thing I am curious is, the security updates. ...
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Random number of Windows Updates on different computers

After a MS Windows rollout to 90 PCs, Windows Update wants to install 30 updates on some computers and max 170 updates on others. The number differs between 30 and 170. The pattern looks random, ...
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Checking for updates on OpenSuse 12.1

I have a OpenSuse 12.1 web server as a VPS server. I am logged in as root and I am trying to check if there are any updates available. I've done this many times before but I am now getting the ...
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what is the best way to keep updated more than 75 windows servers?

After virtualising our server infraestructure, in the last two years the number of windows servers has grown from aprox. 20 to 75, mainly by migrating every service of our corporation to his own vm, ...
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Changelogs for rudimentary Redhat packages such as chkconfig

Frequently when running yum update I will see packages such as chkconfig requiring an update and I'd like to find out exactly what has changed, I mean such packages have been around for such a long ...
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How to Stable My Postfix against Spams or Virusses

I'm managing dedicated. In last days my server Ip is blocked by hotmail services. And my customer can't send any message to hotmail/live/outlook systems. postfix ver: 2.6.6 CentOS 6.4 64 Bit I just ...
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Windows updates, Anti-virus updates for Air gapped hosts

I just took over as an admin for a network that uses corporate imaged hosts, to manage various special purpose machines. These hosts directly connect to the equipment they are managing via Serial or ...
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How to manually remove php from init

I tried to remove php5-fpm from init (aka upstart) on my Lubuntu OS with the command: sudo update-rc.d -f php5-fpm remove but the symlink is still in /etc/init.d/; indeed php is started at boot. ...
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Monitor if new software updates/versions are available

I am managing 200+ Windows 7 machines with 150+ applications installed and would like to find an easy way to monitor if there is new software version/update available. I use SCCM+WSUS+SCUP for Windows ...
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Where to download a free MIB complete database

I want to update an MIB database that is exhaustive. oidview is limited so I couldn't finish downloading MIBs per vendor and only Cisco is making its OIDs available for public on ftp. Is there a way ...
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Patch management on multiple systems

I'm in charge of auditing the security configuration of an important farm of Unix servers. So far, I came up with a way to assess the basic configuration but not the installed updates. The very ...
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Server setup scripts, patches and migrations

I have written some scripts which I use to configure various servers in a uniform way. Each time I deploy a server I run the relevant scripts so that I know they're all configured the same. I then ...
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How do you manage updates without a staging environment: CentOS 6.3

I am managing about 20 servers, many of them virtual. They are almost all different purpose, and none are clustered. I have a distributed LAMP stack, a few application servers, some build servers, a ...
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How do you update without cutting off users? [closed]

I searched around and I was surprised that I couldn't find an answer to this question. My assumption is that you have multiple servers. Normally they both will be doing their specific take (for the ...
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How important is patch management? [duplicate]

Problem I'm trying to sell the idea of organizational patch/update management and antivirus management to my superiors. Thus far, my proposition has been met with two responses: We haven't had any ...