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Old 05-30-2010, 12:04 AM   #1
kingm1k3
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Upgrading Programs


Is there an easier way (without using a package manager) to upgrade programs?

For example, I just want to upgrade Amarok. In order to do this, I've had to upgrade every one of it's dependencies because they've all had minor upgrades from the versions I already have installed.

Is there an easier way to compile programs and their dependencies manually or are package managers the only way?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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Using the package manager IS the easy way. That's what it was designed for: to avoid all the complicated hassle that compiling programs and dependencies involves.

Unless you have some big reason for holding back upgrading some of your dependencies, just let it do what it wants to do. It shouldn't hurt anything.

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