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Old 03-14-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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upgrading libs question ....

Hello. I am wondering the best way to upgrade libraries or whatever else for that matter. I don't have or use RPM. Say libpng1.2.X exists and I get libpng
1.3.0. Do I just compile the new source and 'make install' and it will overwrite the old libraries or should I manually remove the old libs first?

Old 03-14-2003, 06:48 PM   #2
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After you download the Slackpacks (files that end in .tgz only) from a place like you can go to command line and as root, type:

upgradepkg <old package name>%<new package name>

There is no space between the package names and the % sign. This only works for Slackpacks though. If you have any reservations or questions, man upgradepkg. I took a look at it and it's got good info in it. I upgraded my XFree86 this way and it went rather smoothly. Hope this helps.


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