I've got Mandrake 10.1 installed and I've been having trouble installing and upgrading software. I tried uninstalling Opera and reinstalling a newer version and now it won't start up. I would like to do the same with Open Office (1.1.1 to 1.1.4), but I'm afraid it'll stop working. Same with Firefox 1.0.1. What is the proper procedure for upgrading? I usually use the control center update tool (URPMI, I think) to upgrade but sometimes it doesn't detect the new versions of the programs that I wish to upgrade.
In WinXP, it'd be so easy to install, upgrade, remove, or revert to a previous version. Any help would be greatly appreciated.