Build from source but keep existing rpm installation

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Build from source but keep existing rpm installation

Post by stroker »

I have a old linux system running Imagemagick 6.2.5 installed by using a prm package. For example convert has the following path /usr/bin/convert.
Now i want to upgrade to newest version by building from source but I want to keep the existing 6.2.5 installation as well (for the time I develop my scripts to the new version).

It is very important that I don't break the existing installation, how do I install to a different path?

Is this the right way?

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./configure --prefix=/usr/imagemagick-new
After the installation am i able to do the following?
/usr/imagemagick-new/bin/convert {command} (for new version)
/usr/bin/convert {command} (for oldversion)