I have recently got a spare laptop and installed Linux (I've been on Windows since 3.1, and stuff before that) , and I'm trying to get my head around some of the Git install issues on Linux. In particular how to compile my own version of Git, separate from the installed version.

I've got Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release:        12.04
Codename:       precise

I used
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-git-on ubuntu-12-04 to confirm I had the latest update and dependencies,

and then 'cd repos/git' where I had cloned the git source (my own repo), rather than getting the tar.

I then compiled with 'make prefix=/usr/local all' and got what I think was a successful compile.

However 'which -a git' gave only one result, /usr/bin/git.
'git --version' gave 'git version' which I believe was the original ubuntu apt-get version.

Where should the compiled version be?, and will it have overwritten my previous 'apt-get git', or have I missed out an 'install' step.


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