How can I install two versions of the same program simultaneously?

Michele m.zarri at
Tue Apr 1 09:47:11 UTC 2008


I would like to install OOo2.4 with the DEV300m5 in parallel on my ubuntu
box, but I don't know how. They are both called openoffice, so when i try to
install dpkg *substitutes* one version with the other.

I have found this command for RPMs in an old setup guide:

rpm -ivh --install --dbpath /home/user1/office/.rpm --nodeps --prefix
/home/user1/office/ openoffice*.rpm

where /home/user1/office/.rpm is the directory where the second installation
should be.

Is there an equivalent command for dpkg? is there an alternative method


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