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Old 10-26-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
huffboy
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Unhappy help.. "installing" programs


hi! im using slackware 9...n im trying to install some programs.. however, how do i "overwrite" programs? does linux do this automatically?
for example.. i have gaim v6 pre-installed and want to install and replace it with gaim v7.1... how do i do that?
thanks!
 
Old 10-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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Some package managers like rpm have the ablity to upgrade packages but if you are installing from source then just delete the old version and install the new one - you can even have both if you want. Once installed you may want to put a symlink to the binary into the path so you can launch it without the full path - eg:
ln -s /usr/local/gaim/0.71/gaim /usr/local/bin/gaim
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:06 PM   #3
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oh.. thanks!
 
  


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