[GRASS-user] Two questions re 6.4 and OSX 10.4
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Sep 13 22:49:34 EDT 2010
William - many thanks! I will be following your first instruction
since I am using a 6.4 RC.
On 14/09/10 9:06 AM, William Kyngesburye wrote:
> If you mean, install 6.4.0 without overwriting 6.4 RCs:
> After you "make", don't "make install". Instead "make bindist". After it creates the Mac installer package, it leaves a full copy in macosx/dist (the staging area for creating the installer package), which you can move to whereever you like (or rename it).
> If you mean, install GRASS 6.4.x without overwriting 6.3, then that's not a problem since the applications are named with the major.minor version.
> Note that existing builds of Qgis.app will still use the older GRASS install, because of library linking, and setting the GRASS_GIS_BASE in Qgis to try to make it use the newer GRASS will only cause trouble. Qgis must be rebuilt to use the newer GRASS.
> On Sep 13, 2010, at 5:39 PM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>> I'm running a MacBook Pro with 10.4.1 (burned too many times with upgrade instability; now that it's running nice, I don't feel any desire to upgrade the OS!).
>> My main question is this: how can I install the new 6.4 without over-writing my existing install? (Just in case I have trouble with the new version). Noting, of course, that because I'm on an aged OS, I have to use the compile-from-source instructions for OSX.
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