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Install multiple versions of same library and "switch" between them

asked 2018-06-14 09:31:13 -0600

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on Mac with HomeBrew I can have several versions of the same library installed and switching between them is a matter of doing a "brew switch". On Fedora I am struggling to find an equivalent. For what I can see, I can only install a specific version of a package. Sure I can download the sources and install a separate "version" myself but I was wondering if there is a way to let dnf install two versions of a package and then switch between them as needed.


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People are developing flatpak (Fedora) and snap (Ubuntu) for that purpose. Containers (docker) are similar for usage in servers.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-06-14 13:26:34 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-06-22 15:31:50 -0600

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updated 2018-06-24 09:13:34 -0600

Fedora Modularity addresses this very issue. It’s currently only available in Server edition, but there is a proposal to enable Modularity across all editions for Fedora 29.

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