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thimerse
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to install two (or more) versions of the same packages on Gentoo. I know for sure there won't be any file clash, since there very few files installed and each of them is named after the version. I know about slots, but these are specified in the ebuild files, and let's assume I don't want to edit any ebuild file for several reasons. I would like the installed versions to be part of the world package, so they can be reinstalled or uninstalled as usual. Is there a way to install multiple versions of the same package?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thimerse,

Welcome to Gentoo.
You deserve a new topic or many potential reads will miss your question.

How do you know there will be no file clash between versions?
Its very rare for all filenames to be unique between versions. Can you name such a package please?

Slotting is a Gentoo mechanism to avoid file name collisions. Its a lot of work for developers, since there must be a mechanism to select which slot will be active.
Only one slot can be active at a time.

How will you choose among your installed versions?
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