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Re: [Help-tar] Update versions on FC3

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Help-tar] Update versions on FC3
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 17:06:23 +0300


David Leangen <address@hidden> wrote:

> I guess I've got a bit too used to using RPMs on FC... Now, I want to
> update my version of tar to 15.1, which is not available as an RPM.
> I compiled everything, right up to "make install", but it does not
> overwrite my current installation.

Most distributions have tar binary in /bin. However, by default `make
install' installs it into /usr/local/bin. If you wish to overwrite
your existing binary (which is quite reasonable thing to do), configure
GNU tar as follows:

    ./configure DEFAULT_RMT_DIR=/etc --prefix=/usr --bindir=/bin

then run `make' and `make install'.    
> I am afraid to remove the tar package because there are so many
> dependencies. At least when I use "yum remove tar", it seems to want
> to remove 80% of my entire system (figure of speach).

I do not know how exactly did FC3 maintainers prepared tar
package for their system, but in fact it should not depend on anything
else (except, maybe, for rmt). Anyway, I believe installing 1.15.1 over
your existing package should be quite safe in terms of system integrity.


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