I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I guess my question is a general question about symbolic links with a specific set up. However, I am new to Ubuntu and maybe I am wrong and my issue lies somewhere else.
I want to set up a way of just typing
julia or something similar in the command line and getting Julia 1.3.1 (from Installation 2) running.
I have recently installed Julia programming language in two different ways:
- [Installation 1] Using
sudo apt install julia
- [Installation 2] Using the official generic binaries
I have followed the instructions in this link: https://julialang.org/downloads/platform.html
So far, when I run
julia in the command line, I get Installation 1 going (which is version 1.0.4 of Julia Lang). However, I would like the command
julia131, the syntax is not the main point here for me) to start Installation 2, which is Julia 1.3.1. I have explored some of the suggestions available in the link above.
- So far, I have only managed to run Julia 1.3.1 using
- I have tried creating a symbolic link using the following command
sudo ln -s home/<me>/julia-1.3.1/bin/julia /usr/bin/julia(I have also tried
sudo ln -s home/<me>/julia-1.3.1/bin/julia /usr/bin/julia131). I have inspected my
/usr/bin/directory and I can actually see the archives
julia131there. However, when I try to run them, from
/usr/bin, neither of them work.
- I have tried adding
export PATH="$PATH:/home/<me>/julia-1.3.1/bin"(I was not sure which syntax was the correct one) as suggested in the link. It also did not work, but I am not fully confident that I am doing it right.
- I have added
.profile. Not sure how this would work, but I have read it somewhere in the internet. In any case, it did not work for me.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can solve this issue? Thanks in advance for your help!