How to upgrade packages in OpenWRT to apply updates, security patches and more

So you installed the OpenWRT firmware on your wireless router! It works like a charm. However, what would you need to do to upgrade the firmware periodically? A secure router is only as good as the last security patch applied.

The best feature of OpenWRT over dd-wrt or even Android, is that you do not . . . → Read More: How to upgrade packages in OpenWRT to apply updates, security patches and more

The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

If you used the instructions at this post to update your Ubuntu Linux packages, basically, apply patches, you get the following message at times:

The following packages have been kept back: <list of packages>

This basically prevents the packages listed from getting updated. To overcome this issue, there are two ways: 1. Run sudo apt-get . . . → Read More: The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line

Updating your Ubuntu system for the latest updates or patches manually is a 2 step activity, from the command line. Start up the terminal on your system as in this post http://www.askmeaboutlinux.com/?p=1904, then enter the commands in italics as shown below. $ sudo apt-get update <enter> $ sudo apt-get upgrade <enter>

If you are not . . . → Read More: Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line

Delta RPMs in Fedora

Gone are the days when we would download whole packages to update into the Fedora system. Delta RPMs only provide downloads of components that have changed over the main RPM available. This has saved me tremendous amount of time as it only downloads deltas versus whole packages. Great piece of work on Fedora! I do . . . → Read More: Delta RPMs in Fedora

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