[Geany-Users] proper upgrade technique
woodrow.stool at xxxxx
Mon Nov 9 04:09:27 UTC 2020
I think what the OP was asking was something like this:
- Ubuntu 20.04
- Geany 1.36 from the Ubuntu distro, installed with apt install geany
- Now 1.37.1 is available. It will be a long time before this hits the
Ubuntu repo. What is the best way to install it now, keeping my settings?
I'd be interested in the answer to this question myself. The reply from
Lex didn't really answer that question, IMHO.
On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 7:21 PM Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 at 10:45, Mike McCauley <mlmccauley50 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Under Ubuntu Linux, what is the recommended technique to upgrade Geany
> > as newer versions are released?
> > All I've been able to find online is info on how to do an initial
> > install, and some upgrade suggestions that didn't work.
> Thats because there is no such thing as an "upgrade" of Geany, a new
> install replaces the old install (unless specially built to not do
> that, which (AFAIK) no distros do).
> > I've put a ton of time into customizing my install, and I for sure don't
> > want to screw up and have an "upgrade trick" wipe all that out.
> An upgrade won't touch any customising you did in your local configure
> directories, but if you are one of those people who customised the
> system files then yes it will overwrite them. In that case you need
> to copy the changes to a non-system configuration first and don't
> touch system files again.
> > I am only in interested in installing stable code, not bleeding edge
> > development versions.
> Distro versions are usually releases so thats as stable as it gets.
> That doesn't mean that there are no issues with a release, but by the
> time it has percolated through most distro systems it should be fairly
> stable so long as its the latest micro point release for the platform
> (1.37.0 for Linux, 1.37.1 for Windows as this is written).
> If you want to upgrade bypassing the distro system, you can build
> yourself with a different prefix so it doesn't overwrite an existing
> version, thats how developers maintain multiple versions.
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Mike
> > REF: Ubuntu 20.04, Geany 1.36
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