[PlanetCCRMA] python 2.3.4 or how to upgrade from source

M P Smoak smoak@mis.net
Sun Nov 7 16:24:02 2004

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 16:54, patrick wrote:
> > thanks for this, but i'm still confuse about what should i
> > do with the rpm installation of planetccrma, should i do rpm
> > -e --force and then compile python 2.3.4 from source? or
> > should i leave the rpm there? because lots of package
> > depends on it...
> You should leave the rpm there. If you install from source the
> new python with the configuration switches that Kjetil
> suggests it will not clash with the one included in the rpm.
> > i'm confuse about having 1 rpm and 1 source in the same box.
> The rpm installs its files in one location, the "compile from
> source" install installs them in a different location. No
> conflict (hopefuly :-)
> -- Fernando

Does this apply in general?  ie could I change from the version of
Konqueror for instance, by installing from source?  Or KDE in total.
I'm on RH9 and interested in upgrading some things.

This may be a dumb question, but I'm still learning ...