Re: [gtk-list] Re: Removing old version of GTK

Ar Wed, Aug 19, 1998 at 12:28:37PM -0400, scriofa Brett Viren:
>  > 3) Then, if you want any other versions (like 1.1.1), stick them in a
>  >     different directory (/usr/gnome/lib/ in my case). Then, when you want
>  >     to build an app with these new ones, instead of the old ones, you can
>  >     just take /usr/gnome/bin to the front of the $PATH when it calls
>  >     gtk-config to find the location of the GTK libs.
> This is good advice, but I would say that you should install to 
> 	/usr/local/gnome
> or even beter,
> 	/usr/local/lib/gnome

 Hmm. True. I think I did it, to 'conform' to Sun and HP that have a
/usr/openwin and /usr/dt for desktop environments, and /usr/local/gnome
looked a bit funny. But yeah, in general, I keep local for "Stuff to be
backed up", and /usr is "Stuff that can be reinstalled from CD".

>  >  If you are wondering how to get rid of the old versions, they always live
>  > in /usr or /usr/local unless you stuck them elsewhere yourself. So, if you
>  > installed them via source:
>  >  rm -rf /usr/include/gtk /usr/local/include/gtk
>  >  rm -rf /usr/include/gdk /usr/local/include/gdk
>  >  rm -rf /usr/include/glib /usr/local/include/glib
>  >  rm -rf /usr/lib/libgtk* /usr/local/lib/gtk*
>  >  rm -rf /usr/lib/libgdk* /usr/local/lib/gdk*
>  >  rm -rf /usr/lib/libglib* /usr/local/lib/glib*
> This should only be done if you did NOT use a package manager to
> install them in the first place.
 Well I'd recommend it even if you did use a package manager. Just in case
there are some stray files, or someone did an rpm --no-deps on some
package. I don't know about you, but my memory for this sort of things is
really bad.

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