how to upgrade an installed binary 'package' to a later version with the source.
Hello, i am running Opensuse 12.1. I installed The Gimp 2.8rc and was very happy with it. I'm devoting to it and upgrading to the full stable release. I've removed the previous packages. I've compiled babl, gegl, and upgraded glib with the tumbleweed repo (i know mixing repos is not recommend, but i've done it before and can manage).
Opensuse 12.1 has GTK+ 2.24.7, and i need 2.24.10. Tumbleweed is also using this version so i am going to have to compile this later version of gtk from source too.
How does one go about upgrading a package installed from an rpm binary, to a later version from the source code.
(I'm fine for the compiling process, it's just going from binary to source that i'm lost on)
Do i have to remove the binaries first and then just to a normal source compile, or is there another method?