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#1 2013-02-27 11:41:15

alexandernst
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Registered: 2010-04-02
Posts: 61

Instalation of multiple versions of the same package

First of all, I'm sorry if this is not the place where this should be asked.

I'm looking a way to install multiple versions of a package. Is that possible?
Making things crystal-clear, I need php 5.3 and 5.4. I'll also need php 5.x when it get's out and I'll need to keep the 5.3 and 5.4 versions.

I know I can compile them and set the prefix to different places (in fact, that's what I'm doing now), but I was wondering if I can do that
with pacman.

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#2 2013-02-27 12:10:22

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,317

Re: Instalation of multiple versions of the same package

It can be done, but requires some work and familiarity with abs/aur/makepkg .

Basically you install the separate versions in different locations so they don't conflict with eachother.
You'll have to configure the applications then to use a specific version.

Chekc the gcc* pacakges in aur for examples on how this is done.


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#3 2013-02-27 12:12:34

alexandernst
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Registered: 2010-04-02
Posts: 61

Re: Instalation of multiple versions of the same package

Thank you, I was thinking something like that would be needed. I'll just stick with my current way (compile it myself and install it)

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#4 2013-02-27 13:46:09

mcmillan
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Registered: 2006-04-06
Posts: 694

Re: Instalation of multiple versions of the same package

For php 5.3 there's already a package in the aur https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/php53/

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