On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 00:49:21 +0200
Andreas Waechter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Sven Neumann wrote:
> >> It
> >> is thus not possible to install this development version into the
> >> same prefix with GIMP 2.0.
> What does "prefix" mean?
> Does it mean "file system folder"?
> Then why call it "prefix"?
You are using windows?
In a unixy system, Linux is most common I guess, the install process is;
1. Unpack the file
2. configure it
3. make it
4. install it
steps 2,3 and 4 are normally written as
su make install
In the configure stage you can do all manner of configurations, the options available
can be found by ./configure --help
One of the optios is where you will install it.
eg ./configure --prefix=/opt
By custom, stable releases go to /usr as the default directory
unstable go to /usr/local as the default directory
If you want to put another instance of the program, then you must specify another
directory, can be anything as long as it is not /usr or /usr/local
/opt is as good as any other.
If you are going to be running dozens of instances then you might want to make a
series of directories /opt/gimp-v1 /opt/gimp-v2 and use them
as your install prefix, eg ./configure --prefix=/opt/gimp-v2 and everything will go
there and won't clobber any of your other libraries.
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