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Old 10-28-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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Post Apt and Evolution on RH9


Last night I did an:
apt-get upgrade evolution
in an attempt to get the latest version (I had 1.2 and wanted 1.4).

Apt DLed ~250mb of stuff, and installed every bit of it. I checked this morning and still had evolution 1.2.

If that command wont upgrade evolution, what will? Were all of those things (dont have a list, sorry) necessary just for evolution?

I did notice some of the gnome panels and windows were different, so I imagine an upgrade of gnome happened along the way.

Should I do a blanket apt-get upgrade a few times (as referenced here)? Anyone else do the upgrade this way?

Or did I unknowingly perform a whole system upgrade by issuing the upgrade command after the 'apt-get'? Should I have used:
apt-get install evolution
instead?

Baby steps.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:04 PM   #2
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Why don't we start with:

$ whereis evolution

If you travel to the directories outputted by the whereis command, you can see whether 1.4 folders are installed. I'm sure an LQ guru/expert can provide you (and me) with a more efficient way to run such a test, but this is a start.

If you make an affirmative finding, then it's a question of directing the OS to select the 1.4 version of Evolution.

2 questions:

1.) How do you open Evolution now?

2.) What happens when you do what you do to open Evolution?

As far as the apt-get method goes, Ximian provides some download instructions for 1.4 here:
http://www.ximian.com/products/evolution/download.html.
I seem to remember during the download, there was a checkpoint that asked whether you wanted to download "Evolution" or a larger package--Ximian Desktop maybe? or a Ximian Evolution window manager? Maybe you downloaded that, which would explain the size of the download and changes to Gnome. BTW, I think the 'window manager' changes you see can be characterized as Ximian's version of Gnome.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by SiriusAB
Why don't we start with:

$ whereis evolution

If you travel to the directories outputted by the whereis command, you can see whether 1.4 folders are installed. I'm sure an LQ guru/expert can provide you (and me) with a more efficient way to run such a test, but this is a start.

If you make an affirmative finding, then it's a question of directing the OS to select the 1.4 version of Evolution.
Good point. While I didnt do this per se, I did issue an 'evolution --version' and saw the 1.2.x instead of 1.4.
I'll try your method this evening when Im back at that machine.

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2 questions:

1.) How do you open Evolution now?

2.) What happens when you do what you do to open Evolution?
1. Click on Evolution icon on panel.

2. Briefly see the 'opening evolution' in panel, then the Evolution 1.2.x splash, then the Evolution application window.

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As far as the apt-get method goes, Ximian provides some download instructions for 1.4 here:
http://www.ximian.com/products/evolution/download.html.
I seem to remember during the download, there was a checkpoint that asked whether you wanted to download "Evolution" or a larger package--Ximian Desktop maybe? or a Ximian Evolution window manager? Maybe you downloaded that, which would explain the size of the download and changes to Gnome. BTW, I think the 'window manager' changes you see can be characterized as Ximian's version of Gnome.
I installed the Ximian Desktop mistakenly on a different machine previously, and this isnt it (thankfully...I really didnt care for it). All of the Help/About screens say Gnome, so I think I just upgraded the install of Gnome iteself. The Ximian Desktop was markedly different from what Im seeing now.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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"apt-get upgrade evolution" is not the proper command, all that is doing is a general upgrade of subversions, i.e 1.2.X. You need to use "apt-get dist-upgrade" to upgrade to a higher version number (1.X), or do "apt-get install evolution" to install the latest version. Even if you all ready have it installed you still use install to get the latest version.
Then it is just a matter if the 1.4 version is in the apt repository.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:48 PM   #5
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Originally posted by uteck
"apt-get upgrade evolution" is not the proper command, all that is doing is a general upgrade of subversions, i.e 1.2.X. You need to use "apt-get dist-upgrade" to upgrade to a higher version number (1.X), or do "apt-get install evolution" to install the latest version. Even if you all ready have it installed you still use install to get the latest version.
Then it is just a matter if the 1.4 version is in the apt repository.
That made sense only after I did it, thanks for clearing it up. I'll try to get it to the newest version this evening.
 
  


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