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

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Apr 1 19:13:55 UTC 2008

On 04/01/2008 02:47 AM, Michele wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> altogether?
> TIA,
> Michele

Setup Guide - section:
Installing multiple instances of with the same
version number

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