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Old 04-26-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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Installing the same application but in different version


I have a problem here.
My recent eclipse version is 3.1.2, installed by synaptics

But later, i need eclipse 3.0.x.

There is 2 questions:

1. It is possible how to have different apps with different version. In this case eclipse?
If it must be compiled manually, please tell me how to make it, which directory structure i must put the programs, etc2x.I think like in windows, just typing eclipse(for recent eclipse 3.1.2), and eclipse3.0 for the previous eclipse

2. If i must downgrade to the lower version, how i can downgrade the software using synaptics

3. I read about dpkg-divert, but i dont know how to use it. Should i find the oldest eclipse debian package and install it using dpkg-divert or??

many thanks in advance

MEPIS distro
kernel 2.6.15
Old 04-26-2006, 09:43 AM   #2
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You really don't have to use dpkg-divert or do anything fancy to get another release of Eclipse up and running. Simply download the version you want (this is for i386 Linux and GTK2) and unpack it in /opt/eclipse (create the directory if it doesn't exist).

To run it, simply type /opt/eclipse/eclipse-version/eclipse &

Old 04-26-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Many thx,

I tried and it works, i am really surprised


best regards


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