Subject: pkg/11279: can't have multiple pkg versions installed at the same time
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johan Danielsson <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/2000 06:10:25
>Synopsis: can't have multiple pkg versions installed at the same time
>Arrival-Date: Fri Oct 20 06:10:01 PDT 2000
>Originator: Johan Danielsson
>Release: <NetBSD-current source date>
<machine, os, target, libraries (multiple lines)>
System: NetBSD blubb.pdc.kth.se 1.5E NetBSD 1.5E (BLUBB) #255: Wed Sep 27 14:28:08 CEST 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/misc/src/netbsd/netbsd-cvs/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BLUBB i386
You can't have more than one version of a package installed at the
same time, which is a problem when some package depend a specific
version of another package. Even in other cases you might want to use
different versions from time to time.
One specific example is autoconf/automake where the version in pkgsrc
is pretty incompatible with the latest beta releases.
Install each package in a separate directory, and either make symlinks
to common directory tree, or use something like `modules'.