Thanks Tom - I think this a case of old dogs and new tricks and having got
used to setup.py I'll stick with it as I am sure I'll mess up when moving
files around!!! A pity - as for each upgrade I have to refer to the
userguides to get the command sequence correct and had hoped apt-get may
make life simpler!! Never mind, am glad I asked though. I use MySQL
rather than SQLITE so at least that would not be an issue!
On Friday, 14 October 2016 15:23:30 UTC+3, Tom Keffer wrote:
> 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...@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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