Software updates play a pivotally role in maintaining a Linux system. On a daily or weekly basis, this may involve performing a quick command to upgrade your existing packages (and their dependencies) as well as obtain any minor distribution releases (such as upgrading from Ubuntu 18.
CentOS Stream is a free, open-source Linux distribution that replaces CentOS version 8. CentOS Stream serves a different purpose than previous CentOS releases because it is now a development build for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
Debian repositories can be tracked either by codename (Wheezy, Jessie, etc.), or by status name (stable, testing, etc.
Ubuntu 18.04 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release that is supported by Canonical until April 2023.
Debian 8 (Jessie) is the most recent version of Debian, released in April 2015. This guide explains how to upgrade your system from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8.
This guide explains the configuration changes needed to update a standard virtual host setup, such as the one presented here, from Apache 2.
Debian 7 (Wheezy) was released in May 2013. This guide explains how to upgrade your system from Debian 6 (Squeeze) to Debian 7 (Wheezy).
Ubuntu 12.04 is a long-term support (LTS) release that will be supported until April 2017. This guide explains how to upgrade your Linode from Ubuntu 10.
This guide explains how to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) from Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty).
This guide explains how to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) from Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick).
This guide explains how to upgrade your system to Debian 6 (Squeeze) from Debian 5 (Lenny).
Note This guide mentions Xen architecture. However, all Linode instances now use KVM architecture.
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