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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Upgrading Python from 2.4 to 2.5+ on CentOS

I tried yum update python and yum upgrade python both came up with results with endline: "No Packages marked for Update" I currently have Python 2.4.3 (#1, Sep 3 2009, 15:37:37) [GCC 4.1.2 ...
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What is “LicenseDword” in Update Server BaseApplicabilityRules?

Looking at the Applicability Rules that are in use by WSUS (msus) by looking in the XML files themselves there are many rules that are not documented in the MSDN Doc's or in the XSD files that come ...
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What's the best solution for updating in a small environment

I'm looking for a solution to updates - I really need all my flash and Java updates to be installed automatically as soon as they are available. Microsoft Updates pro - updates all versions and ...
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How to update a live webserver?

I'm in the process of setting up a webserver and I was wondering what the best practice method of updating the website it contains would be. I'm aware that I should have some sort of 'test' server ...
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Ubuntu updated packages list

Where I can find site/rss preferably which published information about Ubuntu (10.04) updated packages? I would like to be notified each time the new update is being released.
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Managing self-updating Windows software in GPO-deployed packages

Being very new to Windows software distribution for a small network (<50 clients) I was wondering how software packages like Adobe's Reader or Java are handled. I can deploy them as MSIs via group ...
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Cannot access a website, DNS fails

I can't access my website, the DNS fails at a certain point. I don't understand much of this stuff, so I hope someone can give a simple answer for this question: Can I fix it even if it is a ...
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Fedora Updates from LAN

I have installed 10 Desktops with Fedora 13 Goddard in an enterprise network, for these desktops all the fedora updates are happening from individual machines thru the internet repository, where we ...
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What to have in sources.list on an Ubuntu LTS server (production)?

I have several Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers in production and I'm using apticron to check that my software is up to date, security-wise. However, by default, Ubuntu has the lucid-updates repository ...
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glassfish v3 - update all pakages via command line on linux

Does anyone know how to do this? I just want a one-shot command to "update everything" over the command line? This is for a remote server so it must be over the command line. I used: $ sudo pkg ...
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Updating Network Solutions Virtual Private Server

Just got a VPS from Network Solutions, it's got Red Hat 4, PHP 5.16, Java 1.4, no Yum and a whole bunch of packages I'd expect to have from a fresh install. Anyway, obviously I sound like a spoiled ...
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What is the best time to schedule regular updates on inhouse production server?

Given an inhouse server running in production mode I would like to keep the impact on the users as low as possible when deploying regular updates (to the server itself, not the user machines .. but ...
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How do large companies handle software updates for users without administrative rights?

I just started working for a small-medium size company doing IT support. Maybe 150 or less users. Right now every user has administrative rights to their own machine. This allows them to install ...
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Updating PHP on Linux - “No Packages marked for Update”?

Note: I have an application that requires 5.2, yet my server presently runs 5.1.6. I'm very new to server-administration, but I was thinking the task of updating PHP to 5.2+ should be relatively ...
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How can I make Ubuntu server always install updates without asking?

I would like to set some Ubuntu Server VM's to always pull updates (nightly) with out asking?
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What is the “updater” in Plesk control panel actually updating? [closed]

Is it performing operating system package updates (with yum or what-have-you)? Or is it just updating Plesk itself? As a bonus question, if it isn't performing operating system package updates, then ...
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Problem with kde-filesystem when updating

Since 2-3 weeks, each time I update my fedora 11 box with yum, I get these messages. Error unpacking rpm package kde-filesystem-4-33.fc11.noarch warning: /etc/rpm/macros.kde4 saved as /etc/rpm/...
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How to keep SpamAssassin up to date under CentOS?

I am running CentOS 5.4 with SpamAssassin installed via yum. However the version yum installed was SpamAssassin version 3.2.5 and I am finding that this version has many outdated rules -- including a ...
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How to configure non-admin accounts to install updates of non-microsoft applications using Active Directory?

How to configure non-admin users to allow them to install updates for Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader (or any other application which may need such privileges) without needing for administrator password ...
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To update or to not update?

Since starting working where I am working now, I've been in an endless struggle with my boss and coworkers in regard to updating systems. I of course totally agree that any update (be it firmware, O....
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Definitive download location for MBSA “wsusscn2.cab” file for offline mode scans?

I'm running Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 against some servers that don't have outbound access to the Internet, by design of firewall restrictions, and therefore I'm wishing to run MBSA in ...
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Maintaining a set of (virtual) windows XP machines

I have a small set (currently 3, going to 6, not going to be more than 10) of (virtual, vmware workstation) Windows XP machines. They are similar but not exactly the same. I'm currently rolling out ...
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My -tpl file won't update!

I am running the site at www.euroworker.no, it's a linux server and the site has a backend editor. It's a smarty/php site, and when I try to update a few of the .tpl's (two or three) they don't update....
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Rollup 3 For Exchange Server 2007 KB979784 Issues?

Rollup 3 For Exchange Server 2007 KB979784 Issues? Is this update safe to run on servers? / Has anyone had any issues with this Update KB979784??
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How can I keep track of SQL Server updates?

If I am not mistaken, SQL server cannot be automatically updated via the regular windows backup routine. Instead, there are cummulative updates that need to be installed by hand. I assume this is done ...
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Virtual Machine Library not updating

I have a problem with my library window. I use to have a XP VM, which I deleted and now have a Vista VM. Every time I start Fusion, the XP VM shortcut will still be in the library (File not found), ...
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OpenDNS IP Conflict

I have downloaded the OpenDNS client and it was working great till today. Shows me this error: dynamic IP update failed with message !yours or "Your IP address is taken by another user." I am ...
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Installing Sql Server 2005 SP2 - Getting error on analysis services component

At first many of the components didn't install and I followed this workaround (fixing user/SID mappings in registry.) After that everything installed successfully except for analysis services. I am ...
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How can I check from the command line if a reboot is required on RHEL or CentOS?

I'm using CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a few machines without the GUI. How can I check if recently installed updates require a reboot? In Ubuntu, I'm used to checking if /var/run/reboot-...
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Replace single file on tomcat-deployed war

I'd like to know how to configure tomcat 6 in order to be able to replace a file from a war - for instance an image or a jsp - so I don't need to restart the server to keep it updated. I assume I'll ...
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EMERGENCY! Update Statement for critical mysql production database now running for 18 hours, need help

We have a table with 500 million rows. Unfortunately, one of the columns was int(11), which is a signed int, and it was an incrementing value that just rolled over the 2.1 billion magic number. This ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Enabling “dist-upgrade” behavior for unattended-upgrades?

We've got a customized distribution of Ubuntu, a repository with some custom packages and we run unattended-upgrades on a number of systems. What we want to be able to do is supply an update of one of ...
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Push Windows Updates?

Is there a method or software that will allow the ability to push windows updates to clients in an non-active directory environment? WSUS is not an option for the situation as it doesn't have the ...
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Replace linux system over SSH

I have a lot of linux systems running in places where I can only access them over SSH, the problem is that I need to write over the system harddrive on those systems to update them. I wonder about the ...
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Can yum avoid major upgrade but still apply necessary security fix?

For example, if the server (CentOS) has PHP 5.2.6 installed and has added a third party repository that provides both PHP 5.2.12 and PHP 5.3.1. PHP 5.2.12 and PHP 5.3.1 are the latest versions for ...
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Recommended SpamAssassin update channels?

I'm currently using SpamAssassin on a couple of mail servers that I look after. SpamAssassin runs in the context of amavisd-new on those servers and with the usual bunch of plugins (FuzzyOCR, DCC, ...
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How do I update PHP and all its modules on FreeBSD in one go?

Basically, I usually do something like this: # portsnap fetch # portsnap update # portmaster -L | grep -B1 "New version" ===>>> php5-5.2.11 ===>>> New version available: ...
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rkhunter reports change in file properties, but I don't see that they've been updated by yum

Maybe I'm being overcautious, but I recently received the following warnings from rkhunter: Warning: The file properties have changed: File: /bin/dmesg Current hash: ...
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Updating production Ubuntu boxes the dos and don'ts

Every so often I login to production web/db/tools boxes and see the typical message: 30 packages can be updated. 16 updates are security updates. My question is, how do all of you handle updates on ...
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Remotely Trigger WSUS Downloaded update Installation

This has been bugging me for a while. We have our Servers set to download only windows updates to stage them to be installed during one of our bi-monthly patch windows. I have looked high and low for ...
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I am getting a 8024402C error on Windows Update

I have a Window Server 2008 Standard Edition. When I try to do the updates I get the error "Code 8024402C Windows Update encountered an unknown error." Most of the help I can find about this error ...
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omreport missing after CentOS 5.4 yum update

I just ran yum -y update and now I get omreport: command not found uname -a Linux smtp.alexx.net 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 16:18:27 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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Snow Leopard update Dec 09. Did anyone else lose their MySQL data?

Initially I had to re-install MySQL when I upgraded to Snow. I managed to get everything backed up to .csv file and was able to migrate to the new install. It worked fine! Earlier this week Mac issued ...
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Update WSUS from MS Security Bulletin DVD

Scenario Windows Server 2003, WSUS 3.0 SP1, No Bandwidth Limited Internet Connection, Microsoft Security Bulletin DVD Questions How do you setup WSUS to import updates from this DVD? Is this even ...
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Windows server 2003 R2 cumulative updates

I have to install new servers(3) with Win Server 2003 R2 as OS. Is there some way to install all needed updates at once, because I don`t want to download all updates from Microsoft Update and wait for ...
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Update dns server IP across the network

I m not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to update the dns server ip on all clients without doing it manually for each machine? All clients have static IP addresses and the dns server is ...
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What do I have to install to update MOSS?

I found this great blog post on SharePoint patches: http://blogs.msdn.com/sowmyancs/archive/2008/09/24/all-available-sharepoint-service-packs-patches-and-related-information.aspx My question is do I ...
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Resetting rpm fedora

Before I start let me say that I searched around for this, I wouldn't be here otherwise The problem While trying to upgrade fedora I used this command rpm -Uhv ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/...
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Why does Mac OS X Software Update not work when machine uses Active Directory?

My company's IT department is mostly a Windows run operation and in order to become more secure, they are altering the way that the Macintosh computers login to our internal network so that they use ...
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How to make Mac OS X Snow Leopard Software Update to use a custom Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

I have my Mac OS X 10.6 server, and iI have enabled software update, but now I need my Macbook Air and iMac to update from this server. I have tried to read about it, but I can't find it, I hope ...