Upgrading a package from source?
I am running fedora core 3, and am still using a lot of preinstalled packages. Quite a few have since had new releases, however they are only available as source packages. I have read some of the source howtos here, and there is no indication of upgrading a package from source.
For example, if I wanted to upgrade my Evolution from 2.04 to the new release, how could I upgrade, keeping all my mail contacts etc. from a .tar.gz? If I simply unzip, untar and make install it installs a new copy of evolution. Anyone have any ideas for me, besides exporting all my stuff, uninstalling the installed verion, installing the new version and importing it all again?