Installing development and stable in *nix

Get help with compiling or installing the game, and discuss announcements of new official releases.

Moderators: Forum Moderators, Developers

Post Reply
User avatar
beetlenaut
Developer
Posts: 2271
Joined: December 8th, 2007, 3:21 am
Location: Washington State
Contact:

Installing development and stable in *nix

Post by beetlenaut » November 9th, 2008, 8:24 pm

Can I install 1.5.x in *nix without losing 1.4.x? If I run a make-install, will the stable version get overwritten? What about the userdata folder?

(I can't download it and check because I have severe bandwidth restrictions. I'm not going to download it unless I already know it works.)
Campaigns: Dead Water,
The Founding of Borstep,
Secrets of the Ancients,
and WML Guide

AI
Developer
Posts: 2394
Joined: January 31st, 2008, 8:38 pm

Re: Installing development and stable in *nix

Post by AI » November 9th, 2008, 11:16 pm

You can ./configure with a different install dir so they don't conflict. You can also just not install it and run it out of the source dir.

User avatar
beetlenaut
Developer
Posts: 2271
Joined: December 8th, 2007, 3:21 am
Location: Washington State
Contact:

Re: Installing development and stable in *nix

Post by beetlenaut » November 9th, 2008, 11:40 pm

AI wrote:You can ./configure with a different install dir so they don't conflict.
I probably should have thought of that, but then I've never had a reason to do it before. There isn't a way to specify a different userdata directory, is there?
Campaigns: Dead Water,
The Founding of Borstep,
Secrets of the Ancients,
and WML Guide

AI
Developer
Posts: 2394
Joined: January 31st, 2008, 8:38 pm

Re: Installing development and stable in *nix

Post by AI » November 10th, 2008, 12:21 am

There is, all my dev checkouts point to ~/.wesnoth-trunk

User avatar
beetlenaut
Developer
Posts: 2271
Joined: December 8th, 2007, 3:21 am
Location: Washington State
Contact:

Re: Installing development and stable in *nix

Post by beetlenaut » November 10th, 2008, 2:58 am

Cool. Thanks!
Campaigns: Dead Water,
The Founding of Borstep,
Secrets of the Ancients,
and WML Guide

Post Reply