Upgrading is the process of changing a system to a different, higher/newer version. It is similar to patching or updating (and for some software, may even be as simple as applying patches or updates, but is generally more involved and more comprehensive than the process for installing patches or ...

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Package upgrade on Ubuntu raid server and grub setup issue

I have remote Ubuntu 10.10 server running on raid system. I did package upgrade yesterday night for security reasons. During the upgrade, grub installation screen appeared and asked me which partition ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to Mysql 5.x from 4.1.22, do I need to take any precautions?

I'm considering of upgrading my current server to a new one and by default it comes with Mysql 5.x although have the option of continuing with old version as well. The question is can I just migrate ...
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What's the difference between apt-get dist-upgrade and do-release-upgrade?

Will apt-get dist-upgrade do the exact same thing as running do-release-upgrade? I'm currently running Ubuntu Server 11.04.
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Ubuntu Server upgrade over SSH hang

I was upgrading an Ubuntu server (using the do-release-upgrade) command over SSH (I know it's a bad idea, but it was the only choice; I don't have physical access to the server). It seemed to go fine ...
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How to create backups when upgrading Debian?

I want to upgrade my Debian lenny to squeeze but as I'm doing it for the first time I was thinking how to create the backup mentioned in the release notes: The main things you'll want to back up ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade on a production machine

I have a couple of blogs running on an Ubuntu 9.04 machine and I'd like to upgrade it. Is it safe to do so? Note, I also have a few daemons that were manually compiled like MySQL, Nginx, PHP, etc.
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Reconnect ssh session when disconnected without screen

I initiated 'do-release-upgrade' over ssh, and then my (client) network connection died. How can I reconnect to the session which is performing this command?
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Debian dependency problems / partially installed

I tried to install curl support for php 5 on my debian squeeze machine and since I'm having problems. After trying to install curl I got dependency issues which I tried to solve by removing what ...
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Windows Server 2008 Crash

My server has been restarting almost daily, some times twice a day. This started after changing the raid drives with larger drives. My log for the raid says everything is fine and has not had a single ...
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Can't install PHP after apt-get dist-upgrade

I had a server with perfectly running for months classical LAMP installation on Ubuntu 8.04: Linux localhost 2.6.24-23-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 21:47:28 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu: Cannot apt-get upgrade server, dpkg permission denied even when root?

I've ran a general audit of the system and found that a few packages were aging, such as OpenSSH and related so I went to apt-get update then upgrade. Unfortunately it seems to get the packages ...
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Whats the best way to update Ubuntu 9.04?

I have a Ubuntu 9.04 server which has no packase support anymore. If I want to update my package lists, I get th following errors: Err http://de.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse ...
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Why won't Ubuntu Server 9.04 won't upgrade to 9.10?

I have a server running 9.04 and I'd like to upgrade it to 9.10 (on the way to getting to the latest version). However, despite following the nice documentation, I am unable to. Specifically, sudo ...
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Can I dist-upgrade without breaking LAMP?

I have a Debian 5 VPS which runs a LAMP stack and Redmine (Ruby) and DokuWiki for myself and some clients to use for organisational purposes. A apt-get upgrade request says that a lot of packages ...
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How to run Postgresql 8.2 on Debian lenny?

We are running a legacy application which requires PostgreSQL 8.2 on Debian Etch. Since Debian dropped support for etch, we're seriously considering to upgrade to Debian Lenny. However, we are stuck ...
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dist-upgrade to squeeze wants to remove apt

why does dist-upgrade to squeeze want to remove apt and how can I fix it? $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Upgrading CentOS 4.8 to 5.5 (x86_64)

I have CentOS 4.8 with httpd installed, Since httpd 2.2.23 version not supported on CentOS 4.8 Now I want to upgrade same to 5.5 without disturbing existing state of Application Stack I tried with ...
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Reasons Why In Place Upgrades Are Bad

I am working on compiling a list of reasons why in place upgrades of software and operating systems are a bad idea. There are many people that I work with that think that it is easier and better to ...
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SQL Server R2 different versions on x86 and x64?

I have the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on a W2K8 server. The version number says "10.50.1600". My problem is that my backup fails to restore on the x64 machine. I downloaded and installed the ...
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How do you gracefully upgrade mission critical systems to wildly disparate systems?

In the span of the 12+ years of my career, I have yet to overcome this hurdle and I suspect the answer simply isn't easy or even possible, so I ask everyone here for their experience. Say that you're ...
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What postgresql client version should I build against, if server is 8.x?

I'm planning updates to a system that is currently running with 8.x server on Windows, 8.x client on Windows, and 8.x client on Linux. Obviously that seems like a bad choice of platform in a mixed ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise Compatible

We currently have SQL 2008 (non R2) installed on our development server. Our production server has SQL 2008 R2 Standard, so we would like to upgrade our development server so they are "compatible". ...
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How to upgrade Bugzilla on Windows

I installed Bugzilla with the handy Windows Installer (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bugzilla:Win32InstallPackages) I'm trying to upgrade to 3.6.3 following these instructions. I've downloaded the tarball ...
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Compiling and maintaining applications?

What configure format do you use for compiling and why ? Example (you don't have to reply as the example but do state your directory setup): <Layout MyPersonalizedLayout> prefix: ...
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SQL 2008 to 2008 R2 upgrade failed, can't install R2 now

We attempted to upgrade SQL 2008 to 2008 R2. It passed the checks with flying colors. But midway through the installation we got the dreaded "No mapping between account names and Security IDs was ...
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Upgrading mysql release from 5.1.41 to 5.1.5

How do I upgrade the release for mysql server? I want to upgrade from 5.1.41 to 5.1.5 Do I have to do an entire reinstall?
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Easiest way of upgrading pthread library in CentOS?

I am developing a deamon for my VPS. The program works perfectly in local (that has pthread-2.11.so) but in the vps (witch have pthread-2.5.so) it have a memory leak related to threads (each thread ...
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debian: upgrade from etch to lenny fails

The error message is: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/debianutils_2.30_i386.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite `/usr/sbin/add-shell', which is also in package passwd How can I solve ...
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Ubuntu: unattended-upgrades from a local package archive

I have a local apt archive with a bunch of packages I built in it. The Packages and Release file are generated by apt-ftparchive. The Release file looks like Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 23:04:33 UTC ...
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Finding documentation for /etc/**/*.dpkg-*

During upgrades, files with these extensions appear in /etc and its subdirectories. I gather that *.dpkg-dist contains the file that was distributed with the currently-installed version of a package, ...
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Is it easy to update ubuntu beta to ubuntu final release?

At this moment I am preparing a virtual server to host a web application which needs php5.3 The virtual server base image is always Hardy (8.04 LTS). There is no php5.3 until the upcoming release in ...
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best practice after upgrading the kernel

Greetings ... I need to know what anyone should do after upgrading the kernel ? How to do quick check if the kernel is suited for the server's softwares , check whether if kernel is compilable with ...
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What exactly is the difference between update-manager -d and normal apt-get?

The official recommendation of Ubuntu is to use sudo do-release-upgrade to do an online upgrade from one version to the next. Historically many of my Debianite friends and myself have simply altered ...
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Paranoid Sysadmin -vs- Out-of-Date PHP version

How can a paranoid sysadmin confidently stay up-to-date with the latest stable PHP versions? (security fixes have been coming in pretty regularly). This is a Production server, and so "breaking ...
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How to get automatic upgrades to work on Ubuntu Server?

I followed the documentation for enabling automatic upgrades in Ubuntu servers, but it's not really updating anything at all. My /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades looks almost like the ...
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Upgrading Slackware 12.2 to 13.0, any gotchas?

I'm gradually upgrading a Slackware 12.0 to a 13.0. Using slapt-get I've done it gradually, just in case. So I've done 12.0 -> 12.1, 12.1 -> 12.2. I've sorted out that I need to manually upgrade ...
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Problem when upgrading Debian from stable (lenny) to testing (squeeze)

I just got a VPS for private use, and wanted to upgrade it to Debian testing (squeeze) in order to have newer packages. The actual version was Debian stable (lenny). What I did is simply : edit ...
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In-place Upgrade of Windows Server 2008 to R2

I would like to make an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 to R2. If you have done this: a) Was it a boring no-brainer, or was it a fly by the seat of the pants journey of excitement? b) ...
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How to debug Apache issue or upgrade Apache

Something (dunno what, perhaps GIT which I just upgraded) is causing my connection to loalhost to work veeeery slowly. Using WinXP Pro. I was thinking to upgrade Apache, but could not figure out ...
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I have an Ubuntu Gutsy installation running on a server, how can I upgrade it to Karmic?

How can I upgrade a really old Gutsy server to Karmic from the command line?
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debian 3.1 to 5

I am about to buy a VPS server but they preinstall debian 3.1 and it seem abit ancient version thus I need to upgrade to 5 version (lenny), is it easy to upgrade 3.1 to 5 via ssh ? If so what would be ...
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debian 3.1 can be upgraded to lenny?

yesterday I "inherited" an ancient debian 3.1 machine to which I am supposed to add a few functionalities (mail, among them) is there a safe way to upgrade it to a superior version ? if not, is there ...
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Best installer/updating software you have seen?

What I am looking for some of the best software examples of how installation and upgrading is performed. This could be from M$, Open Source, anything. E.g.: User experience, release compatibility, UI, ...
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Repository bugzilla package changed to bugzilla3 in Lenny; upgradable?

This question was asked in debianhelp.org almost half a year ago, but never got an answer. I wasn't the one who posted it, however I was today facing exactly the same question. Not sure if copying it ...
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Should I get rackmounted or tower servers for in-house use?

Currently we have about 8 or so in-house servers, all of which are Dell towers. We've never needed to upgrade them in a way other than more memory or a HD swap. There’s a 10 foot wide or so rack ...
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Can someone clarify Ubuntu (Debian) dist-upgrade for me?

I've got an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server. There are several packages which are "kept back" ("the following updates have been kept back:") when I do an apt-get upgrade. It's my understanding that I can do ...
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How can I upgrade my Slicehost VPS Ubuntu 7.10 slice to 8.10?

I have an Ubuntu 7.10 slice on Slicehost running my main web server. I want to update to Ubuntu 8.10 because the repositories are gone for 7.10 and I want the latest security and application ...
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Recover from shutdown during Ubuntu distribution upgrade

I have a computer which was unexpectedly shut down during a distribution upgrade (Ubuntu 8.10 -> 9.04). It now won't finish booting - various X errors, then it goes to the login screen but won't ...