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.
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 5:19 AM, Andrew Milner <andrew.s.r.mil...@gmail.com>
> 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
>>> I'd suggest that the post-install script looks at essentials which need
>>> changing in conf files and does those.
>> 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.
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