I have always installed via setup.py - can I switch by just using apt-get 
or will I end up with two installations in two different places - one my 
existing setup.py in /home/weewx and one somewhere else?  Is it possible to 
make apt-get use the existing installation, skins and .conf files??

On Friday, 14 October 2016 14:51:37 UTC+3, mwall wrote:

> On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:36:25 AM UTC-4, Liz wrote:
>> Just trying the upgrade through this system. I have got to diff the 
>> files and find the essential parts of the weewx.conf that I have to 
>> change, and those I have to retain. 
>> I can do that, but for a lot of our users this is a big degree of 
>> difficulty. 
>> I'd suggest that the post-install script looks at essentials which need 
>> changing in conf files and does those. 
> liz,
> could you provide more detail about the process you went through so i can 
> duplicate the behavior?
> there is already logic in the pre/post scripts that *should* upgrade the 
> weewx.conf file when you do a .deb upgrade (using dpkg or apt).  when it 
> encounters changes to weewx.conf, it *should* do the standard debian 
> prompts about changed files.
> m

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