[Geany-Users] proper upgrade technique

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Nov 9 05:08:47 UTC 2020

On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 at 14:54, Woodrow Stool <woodrow.stool at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification Lex.  Actually this ends up being my bad - I recalled there was a .deb file on the Geany site, but checking now I see it is source for Linux and installers for MacOS and Windows.  There was a PPA somewhere that had .deb versions of the latest releases, I'll have to check my notes and recall where that was.

Its not been updated for 1.37 yet
https://launchpad.net/~geany-dev/+archive/ubuntu/ppa note despite the
implications of the name, its also maintained by an external packager
(the same one as debian), not the project devs.

> So let me ask you a hypothetical question - assuming a .deb distribution comes to light, what do you expect would happen if I sudo dpkg -i geany-something.deb with 1.36 already installed?  Do I need to delete 1.36 first?

Remember the distro specific package files are made by people outside
the project who are experts in the intricacies of doing that, but its
my amateur understanding that apt and debs take care of all that if
its installing a new version over an old version.

> Same goes with building from source - delete the old version first?

Won't hurt to uninstall (not simply delete stuff, especially in system
directories), but probably not needed going from 1.36 to 1.37.  Note
the only difference between 1.37 and 1.37.1 is only relevant to
windows, not linux, so don't sweat the x.x.1.


> Thanks again for all your help, and thanks very much to all those contributors that made Geany happen.
> - Woody

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