rick at hugin.imat.com
Tue Sep 8 16:09:40 PDT 1998
Quoting Michael K Vance (mkv102 at psu.edu):
> Well, what I do is download the latest source from ftp.gnu.org/wherever, then
> build it to make sure everything is kosher, then remove the RPM/binaries, then
> do a 'make install' immediately on the source. Of course, I have to repeat
> this process for every dependency.
No, you don't. Just compile the new egrep into /usr/local/bin, mv the
old binary to *.INSTALL, and symlink from the old binary location to
the new one (in case anything looks for the old binary's exact filespec).
If RPM thinks its original binary is still in /usr/bin, well, no harm
done. Save yourself a serious pain in the ass, this way -- and you
haven't burned any bridges, if it becomes necessary to un-do the work.
Cheers, Facta tua Restitueri ad Status Pristinus Eius.
Rick Moen (May your data be restored to
rick (at) hugin.imat.com its original pristine condition.)
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