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Upgrading VirtualBox using a `.deb`

I'm trying to upgrade VirtualBox using a .deb: sudo dpkg -i ~/downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733\~Debian\~wheezy_amd64.deb but it fails with: dpkg: regarding ...
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How can I apt-get dist-upgrade without removing packages?

When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, it wants to remove a number of packages I have installed that I'd very much like to keep installed, such as netflix-desktop. To work around this, I can of course ...
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Why I can't upgrade my kernel?

I have perform the following command into ssh shell: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo reboot But I still have an old kernel version, infact: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a Linux ...
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Debian Wheezy: installing from sources or repositories? upgrading to new software release?

a. I'm wondering for some software if it is wiser to install them from sources or from official repositories when available like: glpi inventory fusion inventory monitoring tools like nagios I ...
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How can I review updates before actually upgrading with apt-get in Debian

Before acutally doing #apt-get upgrade on a Debian server, I'd like to get an overview of the package names about to be updated and what the changes are in those packages. Recently my root account ...
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firefox (xulrunner, libmozjs) versioning scheme in Debian

I have firefox installed from mozilla's tar.gz in /usr/local. I should upgrade libmozjs and xulrunner from exprimental with the regular aptitude update && aptitude upgrade command sometimes. ...
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how to prevent local user from rebooting/shutting down when i'm ssh'd in?

I am currently remotely upgrading a friend's computer with aptitude through SSH. I have bad memories of unstable systems when they are rebooted/shut down during an upgrade process, so I'd like to ...
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How often should I upgrade Debian testing? [closed]

How often do you guys upgrade your Debian testing installation? Is it better to do it at short (i.e. every day) or long (i.e. every other week) intervals? Why?
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Upgrading php - Errors were encountered

Running debian 4.0 Trying to $ apt-get install php5 I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done php5 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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apt-get upgrade fails because of glibc6

I cannot upgrade my system anymore. I get the following error. What can I do to resolve this problem? apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Upgrade php from 5.2 to 5.3 on lenny

I (among other things) manage an older debian Lenny server - and now have a need to update PHP from version 5.2 to 5.3 (we currently have 5.2.26 installed). This is required to support some of the ...
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Unable to upgrade libc6 on Debian

I tried to update a system of mine, with which I had no problems whatsoever, and ran into problem while executing a aptitude full-upgrade. The update ran through normally till I got this error : ...
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Debian upgrade x11-common error

I upgraded my Debian but I'm getting an error. How can I go around this problem? Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up x11-common (1:7.6+8~bpo60+1) ... Template parse error near ...
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Firefox not starting after upgrading to 8.0.1 on Debian Lenny box

I upgraded to Firefox 8.0.1 on my Debian Lenny box and now Firefox won't start at all. I downloaded the installer in /var/username/Desktop, extracted it to /usr/local and created a symbolic link to ...
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How to upgrade debian (no network or direct access)

I'am running debian 4.0 on machine with no internet access. How can I upgrade it to latest stable? I can download iso using local machine and upload it via scp. whats next? Which iso - is cd1 enough ...
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Thunderbird fails to connect to server using good profile copied from icedove

I'm on a Debian Linux machine using Icedove for email. (Icedove is nearly identical to Thunderbird but renamed by Debian.) The Icedove app is old, so I installed a newer Thunderbird downloaded from ...
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Debian Squeeze + dist-upgrade + how to rollback

Recently, I have dist-upgrade on Debian Squeeze which runs my Proliant DL360 G5. After this, when the OS boots up I can see that there is a problem with udev - it's failing. Also, there is no network ...
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updating Python from version 2.6.5 to 2.7 on Linux server without reinstalling 3rd-party modules

I have a web server that is running Debian Linux 4.3.2-1.1 and Python 2.6.5. I would like to upgrade the Python interpreter to 2.7 without having to reinstall my modules. Is there an easy way to do ...
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How to upgrade to Debian sid from a Ubuntu jaunty on top

I'm trying to migrate from Ubuntu jaunty to Debian sid in order to avoid changing the port every 6 months on Ubuntu. I'm planning to replace the ubuntu respo by the Debian one in /etc/apt/source.list ...
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How do I upgrade Debian from etch to lenny?

I have an old machine running Debian etch that I want to upgrade to lenny without reinstalling. How can I do this?