Install and use multiple versions of Crossover on Linux.

In most cases, we recommend that customers use only one version of CX Office (or CX Games). Multiple versions of CX Office on the same user account will fight over the ~/.cxoffice directory, and lead to issues. However, in rare cases some users may need to run one application in an older version of Crossover and other applications in the newest version. If this applies to you, here's how to install two parallel differing versions of CX Office.

First, you'll need to be using the bin installer (or Shell Script - the installer ending in ".bin" of Crossover), not the .deb or .rpm install.

Let's say you're trying to install CX Office 10 as well as CX Office 9.2. Beginning with 10.1, set your environment variable in terminal like so:

$ export CX_PRODUCT_ID=cxoffice10

With this variable set, drop your .bin installer into the terminal and run. This will install as "cxoffice10". When you run this copy of CX Office, it will write bottles to the ~/.cxoffice10 directory.

Note that "CX_PRODUCT_ID" will only accept numerical and letter characters - no periods, slashes, or dashes.

To install CX Office 9.2, go back into terminal and set the environment variable like so:

$ export CX_PRODUCT_ID=cxoffice92

and repeat the above steps. When you're all finished, re-set your environment variable by running:

$ export CX_PRODUCT_ID=
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