lester] wrote:how two different versions of the same package can be installed on a debian system.
lester] wrote:one method of dealing with the problem is by using a diversion to override the version control.
That is a terrible idea! .
APT's version control is not "the problem." Overriding APT's version control is the problem.
The only safe way to install two different versions is to do one standard install (via APT) and manually install the other version in a location that APT does not use (e.g. /usr/local/
). But even that method is problematic because both versions will use the same set of user settings.
lester] wrote:Personally, I'm not a fan of diversions, so I usually only see the ( bad) results of diversions.
Gee. I wonder why. . .