[GRASS-user] Multiple installs of GRASS?
litherland-farm at bigpond.com
Thu Oct 13 10:22:25 EDT 2011
Hi Sylvain, thanks it must be too late at night... I'd had a quick look
at that site before but missed the "attention dummy, this will work for
you" I was hoping to see in relation to two installs ;-)
-Mind you, after getting a coupla good tips for this, one suggested I
need not bother with 2 versions if merely going from 6.4.1 to 6.4.2RC...
But maybe it's time I lived on the edge and had a 7.x to tinker with as
On Thu, 2011-10-13 at 15:40 +0200, Sylvain Maillard wrote:
> in fact it's pretty easy to have multiple grass install on your
> computer: you just need to follow the instructions on
> http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Compile_and_Install#Ubuntu, and use the
> --prefix=/opt/grass64 (or whatever you want)
> on my gentoo box, i have a regular grass-6.4.1, and a compiled
> 6.4-svn, grass-6.5, and grass-7 without any trouble!
> 2011/10/13 Shane Litherland <litherland-farm at bigpond.com>
> Hi all,
> So, I know one can have a 'working' GRASS and a
> 'try-if-you-dare' GRASS
> on the one computer... a quick web search on how to do
> multiple grass
> installs gave me more info on laying turf than on computing
> The GRASS wiki has good info on compiling from source, but
> didn't see
> anything clear about how to set up a testing GRASS without it
> interfering with my existing, functional one.
> Any tips on where/what to read to get this right? am on ubuntu
> working with GRASS 6.4.1, want to try the 6.4.2RC to check if
> a few
> glitches I am aware of have been sorted out.
> I probably read info about this months/years ago but need to
> myself before I blunder on into compiling from source-code!
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