SL upgrade (and downgrades) annoyances!!

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SL upgrade (and downgrades) annoyances!!

Post by dave_p_b » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:04

Hi All

Let me just say I Love SL. It made me switch from my much loved Mepis 6. I never thought that would happen. ;)

I Installed SL 3.25c on my machine and within a few weeks I emerged all the updates I use such as OOO 2.1, k3b, vlc and lots more....

I then downloaded the xdelta patches and created a SL 3.26 dvd.
I chose to do an upgrade, keeping my home directory.
One by one I saw SL uninstall all my program updates and install lower versions. I almost cried and spent the next two days having up update all my apps again!

Can there not be an installer option that doesn't downgrade programs that I've updated.
For example, if OOO 2.04 is on the SL dvd and it finds OOO 2.10 on the system, can it not just leave it there.

I'm not sure if the "six senth upgrade" does this as I'm not willing to tempt fate.

Many thanks for listening.
Good work devs :)


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Post by Appleman1234 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:22

The Update option on the installer needs to be fixed / polished, this should be achieved in future, but thank you for suggesting it.

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