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I would like to update to 1.8.7 from 1.8.6. I assume the simplest method is to simply download the DMG file, but not sure whether to install on top of the current version or uninstall the older version and then install. Does anyone have a recommendation?

asked 26 May '13, 21:26

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If you're going from a 1.8.x release to a later 1.8.x release, installing on top of the current version should work.

If you're going from a pre-1.8.x release to a 1.8.x release, installing on top of the current version won't work, due to bug 7401, unless you're going to 1.8.5 or later.

Installing future releases (1.10.0 and later) should also work without an uninstall (if not, that's a bug).

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answered 27 May '13, 16:53

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I still don't know the best practice, but (imho) doing a full uninstall and installing the new version may result in a cleaner install. In theory, simply installing the new version over top of the current version ought to be neat & tidy too, I just don't know. Installing and staying current using MacPorts would alleviate this concern although there would be a lag waiting for the port process (not a criticism of MacPorts).

The original DMG file I used had a "Read me first.rtf" file describing how to do a full uninstall for Mac OS X.

Perhaps this will provide some insight into the best practice of staying current with the application.

(27 May '13, 16:42) Glen2013
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