On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 02:50:31PM +0000, Tomas Carnecky wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:25:21 +0600, arif <aft...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm trying to use different version of git simultaneously. So how can i
> > append some suffix (like "--program-suffix=git1.8) so that i can
> > distinguish between different versions.
> Install each version into its own prefix (~/git/1.8.0/, ~/git/1.7.0/ etc).

Once you have done that, you can also symlink the binary from each into
your regular PATH (e.g., ln -s ~/git/1.8.0/bin/git ~/bin/git.v1.8) to
make it easy to switch between them. The installed exec-path is baked in
at compile-time, so it finds the correct git sub-programs properly.

I keep a couple dozen built versions of git around like this for quick
regression testing of bugs we see on the list.

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