Fedora 13 and I have
swig 1.3 installed:
$ swig -version SWIG Version 1.3.40
I need to upgrade it to
swig 2.0. How is this done?.
if a more recent version is not available for Fedora 13, backporting is always an option. You should check whether more recent versions of Fedora have 2.0, as backporting existing packaging is easier. This is not always possible, depending on how complicated the build dependencies are. I do such things on Debian all the time. Judging from the Debian package build dependencies, it should not be a problem in this case. Basically, try rebuilding the source package (source rpm) on Fedora after installing the build dependencies. Note that installing the binary package (rpm) on Fedora 13 directly will probably not be an option because the runtime dependencies cannot be satisfied, but you could try it if the package management system can handle failure gracefully (I don't know if this is the case for Fedora).
Alternatively, you can probably use the packaging for 1.3 with the source 2.0 tarball. Otherwise, you can do a local install.
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