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Re: installing package twice only differing in debian version

Jeremy Jackson <jerj@coplanar.net> wrote:
> Is this supported?  Suppose the files between revs are named not to
> conflict.  It would be nice to be able to install a new version of a
> critical package, leaving the old one around while testing so you can
> fall back to it, then later remove the old one.  The kernel and
> postgresql come to mind.

No, dpkg does not supported this (and imho shouldn't, because
the added complexity is not worth the minimal gain. - How many
packages with differ only in the version number contain no commom
                 cu andreas

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