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Old 02-13-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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upgrading autoconf


i'm upgrading to autoconf 2.59 but i'm wondering how do I remove the existing autoconf? how would I get autoconf 2.59 to be recognized?

thanks
 
Old 02-13-2004, 10:28 PM   #2
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I just went ahead and overwrote the old one - worked for me. If you are compiling from sources use
./configure --prefix=/usr
and then make && make install

If your using an rpm install, there should not be much of a problem but if you want to be sure, you can use mandrake's software removal tool to uninstall autoconf first.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 10:47 PM   #3
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is there any specific reason to put put it into /usr?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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If you don't use prefix=/, you will have both versions installed (unless you remove the old thing). In general, Mandrake seems to compile a lot of things with prefix=/.
 
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do u mean / or /usr?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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Sorry. I mean prefix=/usr. The binary goes into
{prefix}/bin so if you use prefix=/usr, it goes into /usr/bin. If you use prefix=/, it goes into /bin; if you use prefix=/usr/local, it goes into /usr/lcoal/bin.

Just to be sure do
whereis autoconf
if the result is
/usr/bin
then use prefix=/usr.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:22 PM   #7
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thanks for the help quatsch. I removed the old autoconf rpm then installed the new one w/no problems.
 
  


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