Upgrading software?

John Gay johngay at eircom.net
Tue Jan 14 08:28:57 PST 2003


On Mon 13 Jan 2003 03:11, you wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Jan 2003 02:49:52 +0000 (UTC)
>
> johngay at eircom.net (John Gay) wrote:
> > I was wondering how difficult it would be to set-up a sandbox-type
> > setup for testing software upgrades before installing them
> > permenantly?
>
> very.
>
This does look very difficult ;-) (Yes, I got your next mail)

> add /usr/testing_apps/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf
> and /usr/testing_apps/bin to PATH
> then, compile your testing app with --prefix=/usr/testing_apps
>
> and make install as usual.
>
Sounds good! I was hoping for a less intrusive way, but it's good to know the 
steps.

> when you decide to keep an app simply recompile without the --prefix,
> and remove the one in /usr/testing/*
>
> or, if you dont mind the test environment being 100% authentic, you can
> simply specify --prefix to be a local directory in your home directory,
> and use that instead (with appropriate environment variables for the
> linker which I never use and so dont have to hand). Should be about 99%
> authentic, I guess.
>
> hope this helps...

Yes, It does, greatly!

Cheers,

	John Gay
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