[Scribus] unexpected outcomes from CVS upgrades
Sun Oct 17 17:20:02 CEST 2004
Probably some sloppiness on my part, but I recently (in the past several
days) upgraded Scribus via CVS on a couple of the computers I have it on.
I normally don't do a 'make uninstall', just upgrade the cvs directory,
'make -f Makefile.dist', yadayadayada...
On the first system (all running FC2), everything seemed to go OK,
although I have to say the compile time was unexpectedly short. After
firing up Scribus I noted the version said somewhere back in mid-August(!).
On the second system, I decided to do a 'make clean' on the Scribus
directory before cvs update. When I ran 'cvs -z3 co Scribus' I got a
LOT of messages about "need to move xxx out of the way"(?) After
compiling and installing, once again the version didn't change according
to Help > About Scribus.
So today, on a third system, I renamed the old Scribus directory and in
essence started from scratch. This time it worked, and now I show a
Build ID of 14.October...
Should I be doing a 'make uninstall' before each CVS update? Starting
from scratch seems to have been unnecessary in the past.
Addendum: I would suggest making a link from the CVS changelog page to
the FAQ on Compiling from CVS. I had forgotten the directory change for
cvsroot and it took a while for me to find it. Perhaps there could also
be some links back-and-forth from the Scribus docs pages.
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