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If I install an application, in this instance partimage, from source .. i.e ./configure && make && make install .. how do I upgrade it. There is now a new tarball ( think that's the term) on sourceforge which has some advantages I require.
This is general hence no info about my installation.
if it's only a minor change then you're likely to be fine to just insatll over the top of the old installation. if not then you really should reomove the old package first. you've still got the decompressed source you installed from haven't you? ;-) well if you've not you should decompress the old one, configure the same as you originally did and then use 'make uninstall' to remove it, then install the new version.
yeah, there are a bunch of losers on this site that have no life so all we do is sit and wait for the next post.. this is including myself.. can't you tell by the number of posts i have off to the left under my name..
This removed the old version, unfortunately the new version comes up with make errors. I'll have to look at that tommorrow.
In the past I installed a Samba from source over the top of SuSE's default installed SAMBA. On running SAMBA it still comes up with the old version number. Again I now presume I should have uninstalled the old.
Sadly I am unable to write anything about outsourcing.