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Old 06-25-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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How to upgrade software


I enjoy running Puppy Linux but there is a newer version out and I don't know how to upgrade my installation.

Likewise with Sylpheed - there is a later version but I don't know how to install it.

In Ubuntu, for example, I would use apt-get but this is not available in Puppy - or is it?

Cheers

John, Melbourne, Australia
 
Old 06-25-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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I don't use Puppy, but I found these which may be of help:

UpgradingPuppy | Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/wiki/misce...upgradingpuppy

It looks like you can use the Debian packages to install/upgrade your software:

Debian Programs | Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/?q=manuals...ebian-programs
 
Old 06-25-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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Many thanks for this help - your Googling is obviously far superior to mine! ;-)>

I will look these references up shortly and see how I go.

Cheers

John
 
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but there is a newer version
Since it's still only about 100Mb - why not just download the latest ISO ?.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 05:30 PM   #5
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Hi

After reading the first link given above I have done just that - downloaded the latest ISO.

What I was seeking was the correct procedure to follow so that my existing data files, etc would be retained. I am visiting in Brisbane at the moment with a notebook which can not burn a CD but will be back home early next week when I can burn the ISO disk and run the install.

I am still trying to find out how to upgrade applications given that Puppy does not have apt-get. Or do I just install the latest version and will this replace the current version or will I end up with 2 application versions on the computer? And what happens to things like email address books?

Cheers

John
 
  


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