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Re: Upgrading cURL

From: tengel <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 13:21:19 -0800

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 12:15:43PM -0800, Jonathan Hilgeman wrote:
> I wanted to upgrade cURL, but also preserve my current version as an
> emergency backup if the upgrade does not go smoothly. My purpose in

I'm going to play devil's advocate -- there are not prebuilt binary packages for your OS/distribution? Using a deb/rpm/pkg style file allows easy one-step upgrades and downgrades...

However, to help the issue,what I would do is use (as non-root) a command like this:

make DESTDIR=/var/tmp/curl-test install-strip

Then, all you need to do is upgrade '*' and 'curl' to test the new version, making it easy to downgrade if you're not happy.


Troy Engel
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Received on 2002-01-21