Cannot upgrade from 3.8.16 to 3.8.18

Rich Shepard rshepard at
Sun Sep 8 21:53:38 CEST 2002

On Sun, 8 Sep 2002, Patrick Wiseman wrote:

> I had the same thing happen last week - I install XFce in /usr/local, but
> the rpm puts it in /usr.  What does 'which xfce' tell you?  If it says
> '/usr/local/bin/xfce' then you're not invoking the one the rpm installed.

  Son-of-a-gun! That was it, all right. Didn't occur to me to change
--prefix= in the spec file.

  I just moved /usr/bin/xf* to /usr/local/bin/ and restarted xfce. Problem

  My preference is to keep every user/local application in either /usr/local
or /opt. That way an upgrade has less chance of trashing what we use.
Many thanks! This is a keeper.


Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President

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