Proposal to (formally/easily) allowing multiple versions of the same library installable

Jan Zelený jzeleny at
Fri Feb 13 15:15:08 UTC 2015

On 13. 2. 2015 at 08:03:18, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Hedayat Vatankhah wrote:
> > Proposal: let's make it possible to have multiple versions of the same
> > library installed, as far as their .so version permits that
> It's already possible (you gave several examples, like Qt)
> Am I missing something?  Or rather, what leads you to believe that it is not
> currently possible?

Yes, it is possible. You just need to pick different names for packages that 
contain these libraries. That's something that is not going to change, as we 
would need to redesign huge chunks of the entire rpm stack.


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