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Old 09-08-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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Updating a compiled application?

I know that one can use rpm -u to install an upgrade if an application was installed using an rpm, however, how does one upgrade an application that was installed from a *.tar.gz fil?
Old 09-08-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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Just delete the old files (backup configs) then install again. Most people use symlinks to directories called current that link to the versioned directory. This makes upgrades a bit more seemless.


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