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    Combining manual install with urpmi install


    If I have tried to do some manual installing of programs (e.g., firefox, or K Develop), if I end up using urpmi later on will this take care of removing old versions of either of these tools?

    If not, what do I have to do to make sure I back out of the manual install so that the urpmi install is fresh.

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    That depends. By manual, do you mean you installed rpms like this:

    rpm -i filename.rpm

    or do you mean you installed tar.gz files? If you installed rpms, urpmi will take care of the old files. If you installed tar balls, then it's hit or miss. Depends on where you installed them. For example if you installed a tarball lib to /usr/lib but the rpm installs it to /usr/local/lib, the old one will still be there. If urpmi installs it to the same location, then the old one will be gone.

    It's best to uninstall the app before urpmi-ing it, just in case.
    Jeremy
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    I meant the tar.gz style...

    That answers my question. Thanks!

    Stu

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