You would end up with two different installations.

If you really want to do this, you could install using apt-get, then move
your old files over into the new places. In particular, you would have to
move the database (unless using MySQL), the weewx.conf file, and the skins.

-tk

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 5:19 AM, Andrew Milner <andrew.s.r.mil...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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