[Qgis-developer] Re: 2 doubts prior Compiling QGIS on ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Martin Dobias wonder.sk at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 12:46:50 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
> On 11/23/2010 06:53 AM, Agustin Hobo wrote:
>> ok, I finally run make install and got the package built in my
>> Is it possible to define a different .qgis directory for not messing up the
>> plugins?
>> Agus
> Not that I'm aware of, and I've asked about it before. The exception
> would be that you could manually put plugins into the python directory
> inside of the install and not in the user's home. But this requires it
> all be done by hand and you need sudo privilege.

>From 1.5 (or 1.6) it is possible to override the config directory -
this is how to use /my_config_dir instead of ~/.qgis:
$ qgis --configpath /my_config_dir

This will put/get all configuration into/from the specified directory
- also the settings which are typically in ~/.config/QuantumGIS (on
unix) or in system registry (windows).


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