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#1 2004-08-28 21:31:12

Cobra
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[upgrade] What will happen

...... if I install a package (let's say fvwm2.5.X) while I have installed the same (or older) package from the source (without abs)? I installed that package because I wanted to give it a try, but now I'm really addicted to it and I wouldn't want to lose any important files.

Ofcourse, I can make backups of it but, I'm curious to what will happen if this situation occurs.

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#2 2004-08-28 21:36:58

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Re: [upgrade] What will happen

if i understand right, you have fvwm installed from sources and want to switch to the pkg instead?

i haven't used fvwm about 2 years ago, so i'm not 100% sure - any settings are saved (that's generel unix style) under /home/your-user/.app/, so they will not be overwritten

what you will see, when trying to install the pkg is that it tells you that it conflicts with some files already in your system - this you can force or clean by hand and try again


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#3 2004-08-28 21:54:23

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Re: [upgrade] What will happen

Yes, indeed.
So it will conflict if I try... hmmm
I guess I can better remove the package by hand than forcing to overwrite, right?

Anyway, thanks for your swift response 8)

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#4 2004-08-29 06:56:55

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Re: [upgrade] What will happen

it won't necessarily conflict. if you have the source configure to default to /usr it will if it is to default to /usr/local then it will not conflict.


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#5 2004-08-29 08:12:33

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Re: [upgrade] What will happen

At the same time, having two different versions installed at the same time isn't usually a good thing.


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#6 2004-08-29 11:29:01

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Re: [upgrade] What will happen

Cobra wrote:

Yes, indeed.
So it will conflict if I try... hmmm
I guess I can better remove the package by hand than forcing to overwrite, right?

Anyway, thanks for your swift response 8)


if you can remove the src-pkg by hand easily, it's better than forcing, because some files will stay in the system, if dey do not confilct and are then not overwritten


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#7 2004-08-29 15:08:53

Cobra
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Re: [upgrade] What will happen

Thanks for the explanation. I'll remove it by hand then smile

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