[Yum] Can Yum install multiple versions of the same RPM?

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Wed May 2 04:14:09 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 20:35 -0600, Wayne Sweatt wrote:
> If I have 4 or 5 versions of say pgi or intel compilers that I need to
> make available on a compile server, and each version installs into it's
> own directory tree, such as /opt/PGI/6.7.8 & /opt/PGI/6.7.9 , etc...
> then can yum do this? Will it complain and/or try to upgrade?
> Would I use installonly?
> How do I do this?
> There would be no conflict per se, and I've been doing this with rpm, and
> wish to move to yum.

How are the pkgs named? Are they named:


or are they named:

or something like that

in either case there is a way to make them work, provided you're not
installing them with rpm --force or any such silliness.


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