Without the use of upgradepkg, how are programs updgraded?
I'm going to reinstall Slackware once I get some correct CD images, but I'm just wondering, assuming I install programs from source, how, when an updated version becomes available, would I upgrade the program?
Surely, if I extracted it, configured, made and then installed it, it would install the new program and then leave the out-of-date program installed.
How then would I solve this?
Re: Without the use of upgradepkg, how are programs updgraded?
When you first configure and make the program, you can then install it with checkinstall instead of install. That will install it as a slackpackage so the system be aware of it, making a upgrade next time easier.
Originally Posted by TomX