Upgrade instructions

The page Racket v8.7 contains links to https://download.racket-lang.org/ . At least for the Linux version that page explains how to install Racket 8.7. Perhaps it should also explain how to upgrade to 8.7 from a previous release?

-- hendrik

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When you use the .sh installer, there is this message:

Do you want a Unix-style distribution?
  In this distribution mode files go into different directories according
  to Unix conventions.  A "racket-uninstall" script will be generated
  to be used when you want to remove the installation.  If you say 'no',
  the whole Racket directory is kept in a single installation directory
  (movable and erasable), possibly with external links into it -- this is
  often more convenient, especially if you want to install multiple
  versions or keep it in your home directory.

ps: I don't think anyone can remember this message exists when they try to upgrade/uninstall racket 4 months after installation. I just stopped using the .sh install for this reason.

You can try the racket-uninstall, or nuke the racket/ directory, then install the new version.

You probably also want to scan invalid racket symbolic links under ~/bin? ~/local/bin/? ~/.bin?

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Indeed. That's how to do it.
Easier for me, because I just told it to stash everything into /usr/local/racket, and set my PATH to include those sibdirectories.
My point was that the online documentation whould be better, and that upgrade instructions should be found near the installtion instructions for a new release.

-- hendrik