On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 19:18 +0100, Martin Eckart wrote:
I think that months ago I compiled syncevolution from source over
the .deb that had previously been installed. When the .deb got updated,
it updated most things but may not have overwritten the custom compiled
(but older) libsynthesis (or some similar library). This led to
problems until I compiled the newer version and killed the old
That sounds possible. I was wondering about the "overwrote system
library" part earlier. A configure without explicit --prefix=/usr should
install in /usr/local and thus not overwrite anything. I myself don't
install as root, by making /usr/local writable for my normal account.
checkinstall is even better. It creates .debs which (if named like the
ones from syncevolution.org
) ensures that no conflicting versions are
installed in parallel and/or on top of each other.
Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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