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Old 08-14-2018, 06:03 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mfoley View Post
I'll update my documentation to specify removing the older libreoffice package before installing the new one. slackpkg and sbopkg remove the old package automatically. I guess I wrongly assumed installpkg would do the same.
He kinda covers it above, but to give it a bit more concise. installpkg only installs. It doesn't care what else is on the system, it will just install. upgradepkg is used to upgrade installed packages with newer ones. upgradepkg offers two flags, --install-new and --reinstall. Normally, upgradepkg will fail if a package is installed or if you're trying to upgrade the same package (same version and build number). Those two flags allow you to override that.

It is much easier to just run upgradepkg package-filename.txz than removepkg package and installpkg package-filename.txz.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:35 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by chrisretusn View Post
In the case of libreoffice, from that directory, I would remove the old libreoffice files e.g., 'rm libreoffice*.txz'. Then download the new libreoffice files I want to install. Run 'upgradepkg libreoffice*.txz'. This will upgrade the installed libreoffice to the new.
I'll try running upgradepkg instead of installpkg next time. That might do it.


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