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Old 06-20-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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How to Upgrade to Flux 0.9.6 beta or 0.9.9?


I really like flux and am interested in trying the new version .0.9.6 beta Pat V. has available out on /extra in the current directory. What is the best way to go about upgrading?

I'm thinking:

1) sign in in single user mode
2) removepkg on the old version (after backing up all my fluxbox config files, of course)
3) installing the package from the source as available on the slack site

I'm not sure how to install this though. When I extract the source file, I see three subdirectories (/usr, /etc and /install) but I don't see any configure program. How exactly should I install this?

Someone mentioned in a recent post that they had just installed 0.9.9 over 0.1.14 with no problems.

Are there any "gotchas" that I should be aware of? I'm wondering if I should go ahead and download and install the 0.9.9 version rather than 0.9.6 from http://fluxbox.bottino.com/ since it looks like it uses the same directory structure and probably installs the same way.

How exactly should I go about installing this safely.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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there are really no gotchas or anything, it's a doddle. there's also no need to drop to single mode or anything. just updatepkg and go....
 
Old 06-20-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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So I don't even need to bother removing and then installing? Just upgrading will do the trick? How will I be able to configure in the options for kde and gnome app support. Normally it would happen as ./configure --enable gnome. Are these options already compiled into the slack packages?
 
Old 06-20-2004, 11:24 AM   #4
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if you want to go from source, then yeah uninstall to build the source again, but if you don't need to personalise it, just use the probably existant slak package.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 12:23 PM   #5
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upgradepkg should work fine to install fluxbox-0.9.9

One additional step I take (not sure if it's necessary) is to copy the default init, keys, and menu files from /usr/X11R6/share/fluxbox to ~/.fluxbox.

Keep in mind that if you have any menu customizations, you'll want to back it up before overwriting so you can add them to the new menu file.

Garry
 
Old 06-20-2004, 01:21 PM   #6
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So are you able to use the kde and gnome systray application support when just upgrading without configuring? Is that something you can add in after you've upgraded/installed?
 
Old 06-20-2004, 01:37 PM   #7
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I'm not sure about Knome because I don't use them (dutifully tried the new versions in Gentoo, remained annoyed, happily returned to an Knome-less Slack) but just go ahead and upgrade the package (or compile your own and 'removepkg old/checkinstall new') and then read the manual and play with the config files. If you have any troubles at that point, post back. It's not like the kernel or glibc or anything - you can jump in with both feet without destroying anything.

Anyway - I believe that systray thing either works out of the box or takes a tweak in ~/.fluxbox/init or something. Go ahead and experiment.

Incidentally, flux packages install to /usr - if you compile your own, you can '--prefix=/usr/local' (actually the default) and run either one on your box.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 02:46 PM   #8
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I installed .9.9 over .1.14 with no problems. The only thing I had to do was delete the .fluxbox dir in my /home and restart flux. Kind of a corny way of doing things but it worked. Oh and I also uninstalled .1.14 with pkgtool
 
  


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