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'd like to install the latest GIMP 2.7.5 without breaking my current working installation 2.6.10. there are instructions on the gimp website
You install the new version into a separate prefix, say /opt/gimp-2.7 by passing --prefix=/opt/gimp-2.7tothe configure script. Then, in order to run the binary installed there, you change your environment to look for executables in /opt/gimp-2.7/bin by setting PATH=/opt/gimp-2.7/bin and you tell your linker to pick up libraries from /opt/gimp-2.7/lib by setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gimp-2.7/lib. Do not forget to export both variables.
so does that mean i do this
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./configure prefix=/opt/gimp2-7
when running the configure script? then after make install,
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PATH= /opt/gimp-2.7/bin
then
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gimp-2.7/lib
then
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export PATH
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export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
or is it just a simple case of running configure with the above prefix then placing this script in /usr/local/bin
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 #!/bin/sh

PATH=/opt/gimp-2.7/bin:$PATH 
export PATH 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gimp-2.7/lib 
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

/opt/gimp-2.7/bin/gimp-2.7 "$@"
does the above script need to have a specific name and extension?
thanks to you if u can help me