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Old 02-09-2002, 05:23 PM   #1
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installing / updating from source


Hello Everybody

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.

Thanks in advance

Billy
 
Old 02-09-2002, 05:47 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks acid_kewpie
I'll try that. I have the old file.

Fast response!

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Old 02-09-2002, 06:03 PM   #4
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one killer partay

heh, well it's a matter of choices

a) This

b) An essasy about outsourcing

c) The party downstairs with the broken acoustic guitar

now whilst i may seem like a boring git for not going for the latter erm.... i don't want to so there.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 06:32 PM   #5
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Fast response!
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..
 
Old 02-09-2002, 06:36 PM   #6
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Thanks again acid_kewpie,

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.


Billy
 
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Thanks again acid_kewpie,
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Sadly I am unable to write anything about outsourcing.

Billy
hehe, me and tricky were just talking about you. i said i thought it was nice that people even put the _ in my name, and then you went and did it again... rock on.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 06:44 PM   #8
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Hello trickykid

I look a bit pathetic with my 3 then .. how long before I qualify as a looser?

Billy
 
Old 02-09-2002, 06:52 PM   #9
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you got a long way to go... wouldn't worry about it unless someday you surpass me or acid_kewpie
 
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but then if you keep bumping this thread like we seem to be at the moment, you might get there soonere than you think, ehh tr_icky_ki_d?
 
  


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