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Re: Puzzled about installation of version 2.22

From: Peter Toye
Subject: Re: Puzzled about installation of version 2.22
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 10:15:46 +0000


Of course! My eyesight's not too good and I misread the suggested directory name. Thanks.

Best regards,


Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:01:23 PM, David Wright wrote:

> 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
> executable.

> Cheers,
> David.
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