Fabiuz99 Fabiuz99 - 2 years ago 139
Linux Question

How to update programs built from source

can you tell me how to update programs installed with "sudo make install".
I'm asking if i have to uninstall the program and then redo "./autogen.sh" "make" "sudo make install".Someone say that I need to remove the program and then build it again after git pull, others say that i can simply reinstall it using the updated source.

Answer Source

That depends. If it simply minor update, just go for recompilation and make install.

If any changes in supplied libs and/or header files were done (e.g. they were renamed), you better uninstall software first to get rid of unneeded files on your filesystem.

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