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Old 04-28-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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Tricky installation question

I hope someone will give me a clue on this.
I've Gimp 1.2.5 installed by an rpm package.
I downloaded the latest 2.0.1 file and i want to uprade.
I first tried to 'rpm -e gimp' but i have some dependancy problems.
In this case (where you first installed by rpm and then you need to install from source), what is the proper way to go on?
Thanx in advance.
Old 04-28-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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I would suggest you remove the rpm install first (rpm -e). Is there not a SuSE rpm on the download site?
Old 04-28-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
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if you don't need the programs that are dependant on it then remove them too. If the dependencies are required then just install the new version to a new location.
Old 04-28-2004, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thanx guys for replying.
Gimp's 'readme' states that it can be installed next to 1.2 version without problems, but i wanted to know in general what is the right way to upgrade when in such a situation.
So i guess i was correct: i should always try to 'rpm -e' the old one and then compile...


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