Does anyone know how to install and run multiple versions of rstudio desktop (not R) on a linux system? I haven't been able to find any information about this.
Standard installation methods (such as via the *.deb file) replace the existing installation, which is not what I need.
I think that rstudio relies on some environmental variables, so just installing from a tarball doesn't solve the problem. I haven't found any documentation on this.
Why would I want multiple versions of rstudio? Last year I started having problems with rstudio: very slow response, freeze ups, crashes. I resolved the problem by installing an older version of rstudio, which I'm still using. I'd like to try the current version but I can't afford to be without a working installation. So I need to install a newer version without losing the version I'm currently using.