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Trying to build a package that requires meson to be > 0.47 -- current installed version in /usr/bin is 0.45.

While I can install with pip3 and it does indicate that it successfully installs 0.53.01 - nothing apt install, pip3, etc will upgrade to the new version. And I can't seem to move the new executable either.

What do I need to do to update meson? I've tried removing it and reinstalling, using pip3, etc.

Nothing seems to work -- this is a sticking point on this build. Thanks for any pointers in advance.

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  • Also I tried this and meson is still listed as installed as an older version -- if anyone can help would be much appreciated: sudo -H pip3 install --target=/usr/bin --upgrade meson Collecting meson Installing collected packages: meson Successfully installed meson-0.53.1 $ meson --v 0.45.1 – GR99 Feb 23 '20 at 14:23
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I upgraded meson from https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson.git and added it in front of my $PATH, but some scripts seem to use a hardcoded path to /usr/bin/meson, so that was not enough.

After the upgrade, I had the new version at ~/src/meson/meson.py which I copied to ~/src/meson/meson (without the .py extension).

Then, what fixed it for me was

my_meson=~/src/meson # <-- Adapt to the path of your wanted meson directory

export PATH=$my_meson:$PATH
echo 'export PATH='$my_meson':$PATH' >>~/.bashrc

sudo ln -si $my_meson/meson /usr/bin/meson

The essential part is the last line, which replaces the original symlink to point to the new version.

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You can try updating your PATH var so that the new version is found first.

export PATH=$PATH:/home/youruser/.local/bin
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After installing using pip3 install --user meson you need to reload your .profile.

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