The Fedora distribution features a concept called Modularity, which enables Fedora users to install different versions of a package from the distribution's repositories. The Modularity feature has been available as an add-on option for a few releases, but is now built into the distribution's editions. Fedora Magazine has an introduction to Modularity and explains how to install alternative versions of packages. "Because having too many packages in multiple versions could feel overwhelming (and hard to manage), packages are grouped into modules that represent an application, a language runtime, or any other sensible group. Modules often come in multiple streams - usually representing a major version of the software. Available in parallel, but only one stream of each module can be installed on a given system. And not to overwhelm users with too many choices, each Fedora release comes with a set of defaults - so decisions only need to be made when desired." Further information is available in the Modularity feature's documentation.
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