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Is it possible for me to install 2 copies of git on my Mac? I have git under /opt/local/bin/git, I would like to install a newer version of git in a different location on Mac OS X. How can I do that?

Thank you.

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Do you want to compile it yourself or are you taking the dmg file? – Debilski Nov 4 '09 at 20:22
I tried to compile myself but I want to switch between 2 version of git. git for work, but git newer version at home. How can I do that? – hap497 Nov 4 '09 at 20:26
Is there any special reason why one would need both versions simultaniously? – Debilski Nov 4 '09 at 20:33
Won't two versions of git still be compatible? – Macha Nov 4 '09 at 21:32

Okay, if you are compiling yourself, then a simple

./configure --prefix=/opt/git-

(and then make, make install) should suffice. Your binary files are now in /opt/git- Obvously, you can change the directory to your needs.

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Just install the new version. They will still be compatible. (no guarentees on 2.0 whenever they make it, but there should be no incompatibilites between two 1.6.x versions)

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