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Good day I have the release version of Qgis (2.16) installed into Mint and it can be updated just with apt install qgis whenever a notification comes out that a new version is released.

I want to also install the latest master (2.99) alongside 2.16 for testing but I don't want 2.16 to be overwritten in case there is a problem with master.

Unlike the Windows scenario where you can install different versions of the osGeo4W package to have several versions of Qgis, I haven't been able to work out a way of just creating a 2nd Qgis installation alongside the existing one. I haven't been able to find a simple install package I can download, just repositories, but I haven't been able to work out how to get the master version from them.

marked as duplicate by AndreJ qgis Jul 25 '16 at 6:15

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  • See also gis.stackexchange.com/questions/48298/… – AndreJ Jul 25 '16 at 6:19
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    I wouldn't say that this is a duplicate question. The asker wants to know how to compile two different versions of QGIS on the same install, not just the latest nightly alone. – Trevor J. Smith Jul 25 '16 at 13:25
  • I want to be assured it is not going to overwrite the stable version 2.16 that is already installed. Is there a way to specify the install path. – enzedrailmaps Jul 26 '16 at 11:26

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