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Old 11-01-2002, 02:20 PM   #1
jclare
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Red Hat RPM's


Hello everyone. I just installed RedHat 7.3 with all the server options. I was wondering, if I download and install the newest version(using an rpm) does it write over older files or does it take up more space. Also, I am interested in building apache from source. Will this conflict with the version that was installed by redhat? Will I have two versions--taking up more space? Is there a way to uninstall packages in RedHat besides using Kpackage. I didn't install KDE so I don't think I have that option?
any help appreciated
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Old 11-01-2002, 09:06 PM   #2
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Is this in the wrong section maybe?
 
Old 11-11-2002, 01:20 PM   #3
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I am using Red Hat 7.2. The installed apache came in /var/www. When I downloaded the most recent source and compiled it, it went into /usr/local/apache2.
I now have two versions but I can delete the old.

I don't know about uninstall.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 01:27 PM   #4
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Re: Red Hat RPM's

When you say 'if I download and install the newest version (using an RPM)' I pressume you mean download a program...? In which case, whether it overwrites or not depends on how the RPM file was made. Most will write over the top of any pre-existing stuff of the same name, but some are different. Let's say, for instance, that you have version 1.2.3 of program QXY installed under the dir /someplace/QXY1.2.3 and you then go and download a nice, shiny new QXY2.0.0, then it might install under /someplace/QXY2.0.0. Usually, however, any pre-existing installations of a program will be overwritten.

Building APACHE from source shouldn't be a problem. So long as you follow instructions so that everything can find everything else, you should be ok.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 06:51 AM   #5
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I come from the windows world and am leary of deleting any program files because of the windows registry. But I suppose that if I install a new version of something into a new directory it would be safe to delete the old one--like apache in the reply above. My other concern was running up2date. Up2date is a service by redhat that will look for installed software on your machine and look for newer versions. It then automatically installs it for you.
 
  


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