[GRASS-user] Multiple installs of GRASS?

Shane Litherland 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...
just upgrade.
But maybe it's time I lived on the edge and had a 7.x to tinker with as
well... :-)


On Thu, 2011-10-13 at 15:40 +0200, Sylvain Maillard wrote:
> Hi,
> 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!
> cheers,
> Sylvain
> 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
>         though!
>         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
>         10.04,
>         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
>         update
>         myself before I blunder on into compiling from source-code!
>         Regards,
>         Shane.
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