[Digikam-users] 2 digikam installs at the same time?

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Thu Apr 6 17:29:22 BST 2006

Am Donnerstag, 6. April 2006 12:48 schrieb Markus Spring:
> Daniel Bauer schrieb:
> > I wonder if it is possible to have installed two versions of digikam at
> > the same time? I guess not, but if there is an easy way, can anybody tell
> > me how to?
> I compile my svn-version with the prefix /opt/digikam-svn and call the
> svn-version from this location.
> The scripts to compile and run digikam-svn are available under
> http://dream.lrrl.arch.tu-muenchen.de/~springm/digikam
> Have fun
> Markus

eeehm... I try to understand, but the accent lies on "trying"... ;-)

Arnd Baecker's hint seems so very easy to follow and so looks Markus Spring's 
too... just download the scrips and run... but then...

what about what Gilles said about ~/.kde/share/config/digikam.rc and 
	- don't you get any conflicts between the versions? 
	- Aren't your settings overwritten with the new install?
	- do I have to make a new user on my system and then logout from my
	  "normal" account and login to the test account for using the svn-version?

and - sorry for beeing so "linux-silly" - what will those EXPORT and other 
commands and scripts change on my system (in regard to other programs, too)? 
In fact I have no idea what they are good for and I don't know what it means 
"to set properly the right ENVIRONNEMENT variables" because I don't even know 
what environment variables are, not to mention how to set them properly.

So, if my questions tell you that I'm still far away of beeing able to do such 
things and if you think I'd better first get more used to Linux interna 
before trying to install svn-versions, just tell me (or let the thread die): 
it's ok for me, I don't want to fill the list with boring questions and I 
know this is not a list for teaching Linux basics...

However, if you feel it's possible to guide me savely thru this topic (or tell 
me where to begin to learn the necessary basics), I'll appreciate it, of 

thanks for your time.


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