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Re: Puzzled about installation of version 2.22

From: David Wright
Subject: Re: Puzzled about installation of version 2.22
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 16:01:23 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Tue 09 Feb 2021 at 16:42:58 (+0000), Peter Toye wrote:
> I'm trying to get up to date with Lilypond, not having used it for several 
> months, so downloaded version 22.0.
> My OS is Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
> When I clicked on the .exe file, I was told that there was an existing 
> installation (fair enough, I've got 3 versions already on my machine) and I'd 
> have to uninstall it. I don't remember this happening before - is this a new 
> feature?  I don't want to uninstall older versions of LP as I might need them 
> again.

Perhaps you tried to install it in the same location as one of the
other versions. The linux version's installation script gives you
a --prefix option for its location, and I expect the .exe gives
you the same functionality in some manner.

If you create a symlink somewhere in your PATH that points to the
favoured version, "lilypond" will run that version; other can be
run by giving (clicking on) an appropriate specific path to the


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