I originally downloaded Geth using the instructions on the original (read: old) Ethereum homepage, using a
curl command in a Bash one-liner. I now want to update to a version that will support Homestead.
The current Ubuntu installation instructions are based on
apt-get, which pulls things from the official repository.
Is there any way I can update without moving to using the repository method? If I do now have to use the repository method, how do I remove the old version of Geth without losing my account data?