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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Scripts has stopped working after apache/php update

I have updated php to 5.3.1 now some of the scripts hosted on my vps have stopped working. This includes whmcs and fantastico. All these scripts are showing a blank page. now debugging each and every ...
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Update a war on Tomcat start up

I want to setup an update process for an application running on Tomcat. The server which hosts tomcat is only open during working hours (it is an intraner application for a small company). I was ...
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Workaround for starting zabbix agent on Ubuntu. update-rc.d LSB mismatch

I am trying to run the zabbix-agent (1.8.1) on boot on Ubuntu (lucid 10.04). Zabbix is installed just fine, and it manually starts just fine with /etc/init.d/zabbix-agent start However it doesn't ...
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dbus dependency with yum

Whenever, I try and run yum update I get the following error: [root@server ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: dellsysid, fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ...
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Using a package manager vs compiling from source for latest updates

I run a Ubuntu 11.10 server at my house and in the past I have been using apt-get to keep all my packages up to date. Recently I noticed that when I run apt-get update/upgrade the version of some ...
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How to create one update query (mysql) on multiple databases

I have several DBS on the same mysql server. The DBS's structure and schema are exactly the same (only data is different) the query on certain db works well like this (written in phpmyadmin) UPDATE ...
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How to determine whether I need to restart due to upgrades on Ubuntu?

When I use apt to update my system (e.g. run sudo aptitude full-upgrade) it sometimes installs updates that require reboots. This applies esp. for kernel (security) updates. I can sometimes see this ...
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How can I find the original un-changed configuration file to compare with the *.rpmnew file?

While upgrading from CentOS 5.7 to 5.8 I've received the following warnings: warning: /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config created as /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config.rpmnew warning: /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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CentOS 5.8 update from CentOS 5.7

'yum list updates' doesn't show centos-release for 5.8 on some CentOS 5.7 machine. What does this happen? machine A [dnd@one:~]$ yum list updates | grep centos-release [dnd@one:~]$ cat ...
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Performing yum update on an OpenVZ host

My company runs a handful of OpenVZ servers (HN) and hosts all the server as containers on these HNs. We have done some pentest and found out we have to do update the kernel on the HNs to resolve a ...
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php 5.3 and libxml2 nightmare

My CentOS 5.7 ships with libxml2 2.6.26 that is very outdated and also causes many problems with my current PHP 5.3.3. I need to update libxml2 to 2.7.8 version or at least 2.7.3+ i've readed many ...
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apt-get update mdadm scary warnings

Just ran an apt-get update on one of my dedicated servers to be left with a relatively scary warning: Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating ...
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secure rollback of updates

I'm again and again wondering why there isn't (or did I just not find it?) any tool which can reliably and effortlessly rollback changes done by updates. Let me take an update with apt on Debian as ...
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Windows Server patch management (email notification when patch applied?)

Patch management (WSUS) hasn't been in my court until recently so I am trying to get acclimated to its functionality. So currently we are using WSUS version 3.2 for our Windows Server patch ...
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Keep LAMP server up to date and secure

As a webdeveloper I have, like many, my own VPS. However, I am a webdeveloper, not a system manager. For me it's quite challenging to install a VPS and to keep it up to date and secure. It takes me ...
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What is the way to update /lib/modules after copying disk to a different system?

I have transferred the disk of a a Hardyvirtual machine to another virtual machine with a different kernel but there is no equivalent of /lib/modules// on disk. How can the /lib/modules of the new ...
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Django update database entry from view?

Have been trying to build a simple asset tracking script, I have most of it working correctly however I would like to be able to check items back in once they have been returned. I would like to be ...
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System updates for many servers

We have many servers and still want to update them all. The actual way is that any of the sysadmins go from server to server and make a aptitude update && aptitude upgrade - it's still not ...
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Solaris host no longer boots after pkg update: intel_iommu0 generated fault event

I've just been doing some regular maintenance on my Solaris 11 box. I issued a pkg update command to be told that I needed to update pkg. This I did, and rebooted into solaris-1. I then issued ...
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Can't update opensuse from 11.4 to 12.1 because of lack of space in /var

I'm trying to update opensuse from version 11.4 to 12.1. The required download size is more than 1.0 GB, but my filesystem /var is precisely 1.0 GB, that's why zypper stops while downloading .rpm ...
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Upgrading multiple Debian servers at once

I'm currently working at a SaaS company, and at the moment we have multiple Debian servers running in our data centre to support our application. In the past, when a security update was released, we ...
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Error when trying to update postgresql-libs

When I do a yum update I get the following errors: Transaction Check Error: file /usr/lib64/libecpg.so.6.1 from install of postgresql-libs-8.4.10-1PGDG.rhel5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package ...
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Yum update on LAMP

When I do a yum check-update on my server I get packages like php which I haven't dared to update. I'm wondering whether it would be safe to update these on my production server (I do have a backup ...
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What order do I apply Update Rollups?

I need to apply an update rollup to Exchange 2010 SP1. In Exchange 2003 I would do the FE's first, then the database. Is this still the case with 2010?
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how to upgrade or update the currently installed php version?

my current version of PHP installed in my ubuntu 11.04 box , is PHP5.3.5, now how to update it into the latest stable PHP5.3.8 version? this tutorial didn't work for me
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Yum update info from what version, to what version

Is there some simple yum command so I can know what is current and what is future version of package for updating. I now about: yum list updates But that only prints new version of packages...
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Windows update is blocked on our servers. How can we change this?

We have a small office network. Internet connection works fine and all computers can connect to all websites apart from the microsoft site. How can i undo this so i can update my computer? I am a ...
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When Microsoft Security Updates are “re-released” is the most recent patch cumulative?

While trying to script deployment of .msu's I realized that certain KB articles had multiple releases. One example of this is KB2524426. KB2524426 was released May 2011 and re-released June 2011. ...
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Looking for a general solution: How to get notified when a software update is released [closed]

this is a general question about software and i hope this is the right platform for it. maybe superuser.com is the right place but i will try it here first. i already searched the net for anwers but ...
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How to update Adobe Flash from command line?

Something I can stick in a shortcut or, ideally, run silently and remotely using psexec (from Sysinternals). A WSUS server is out of the question. Machines needing the updates run Windows XP as ...
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yum update dependency error (already installed)

i'm facing the following error: Transaction Check Error: package apr-1.3.12-1.jason.1.x86_64 (which is newer than apr-1.2.7-11.el5_6.5.cloudlinux.2.i386) is already installed This is on cloudlinux. ...
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Replace PHP installed via package manager with self compiled version

On a Ubuntu 10.10 vm I installed PHP 5.3 via package manager (installed the whole lamp stack via tasksel install lamp) for quickly testing some project. Now I need a newer version, PHP 5.4 beta, ...
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How do you manage software's local forks?

As a system administrator, I often have to modify programs for my company. Example: We're using an web interface to manage our local DNS. After downloading and extracting the tar.gz file from the ...
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Centos 6 yum update - Packages skipped because of dependency problems

I'm trying to keep my offsite backup server up to date so I've run an update and I'm getting dependency issues. I haven't got a clue how to continue. Below is the output from from YUM. ...
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Can you change windows update settings via command line?

I sent out some servers(running server 2008R2 x64) without checking their windows update settings...fail. By default they are set to automatically download and install. I need them to download but ...
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Batch Updates to Numerous Server 2008 Machines?

We run a lot of machines that are hosted in various datacenters (takes out the LAN based options) and we are finding the need to change Administrator account passwords for RDP (we use the same ...
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SQL 2005 to SQL 2000 Linked Server Update Error

I have a linked server from a 2005 instance to a 2000 instance that I am getting an error when trying to do an Update accross the linked server. This Update has worked for the past 2 years without ...
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Best way to fully update a new installed Windows?

I am wondering, what is the best way to automatically update a new installation of Windows (Windows 7)? When I manually update a new install of Windows 7 SP1, I get about 45 updates. Installing ...
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How to add 50 or so aliases to an existing DNS zone in Windows Server DNS?

I have a few zones in my Windows Server DNS. I wish to add around 50 unique aliases to the existing zone. Is there any trick I can use? I've tried to google for it where the odd post suggests using ...
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how often should I install updates on Windows 2008 R2 server?

I'm wondering how often you would recommend installing updates on Windows 2008 R2 servers? We got two productions servers, one databaseserver running MS SQL and one webserver running IIS 7.0. Would ...
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Specify update with apt-get upgrade?

In Ubuntu, the most convenient way to get a system up to date is to call apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade. However, on a system that is part of a production environment, it is common ...
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apt-get name resolution error

I just typed in the sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the following error: Err http://de.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease Err http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease Err ...
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CentOS 5.7 - Cannot retrieve repository metadata

I got this strange error today and I'm not able to fix it: root@server# yum -y update Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file. Eg. ...
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What does that mean: packages excluded due to repository priority protections

When updating with yum i recieve the following message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * atomic: www7.atomicorp.com * base: ...
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Custom Firefox Updates on a Private Network

We have a network where, due to a SaaS piece that is used to manage the school, we cannot allow Firefox to update until the SaaS piece notifies us that they support the newest version. This mean ...
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Windows Server 2K3, Domain Controller Update Error Code: 0x80070005

I had several Server Win2K3 machines with the same error. On all but one, the reset.cmd fixed the issue. The one it failed on is a DC and the primary. Any ideas on how to get around this failure? I'm ...
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Can I update MySQL through YUM repository without data loss/corruption? Should I be nervous?

I do not have much experience with upgrading software on a Linux system but am of course familiar with 'yum update' commands. I am currently running a Media Temple DV 3.5 CentOS 5 server with MySQL ...
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Good practice for managing package updates for lots of CentOS servers

As part of my job I manage a few tens of CentOS 5 servers, using puppet for the main set up. About half of our servers have a standardised set up for hosting various django sites, while the rest are a ...
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update tar archive in the relative directory

when I want to create a tar archive in a relative path, I can do this: tar cf archiveName.tar -C relative/path someDirectory but when I want to update the archive, this tar uf archiveName.tar -C ...
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updating php for webmin [closed]

Whats the easiest way to manually update php for webmin as its currently runninging 5.1.6 which was the default module install but needs to be atleast 5.2.4 to be able to run wordpress using yum or ...