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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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Paranoid Sysadmin -vs- Out-of-Date PHP version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 ...