This time, i wanted to have multiple OOo binaries of the same version to
conduct some tests. By default, this is not possible as the packaging system
uninstalls all 1.9.x version before installing the new one.

I am building my own OOo (a rather long process i hope to speed up soon)
under debian generating .deb installation files.

Here is then the simple command line i used to unpack all the .deb files.
The result is an OOo that can be used out of the box, without any install
and that run with other 1.9.x versions

for aFile in *.deb;do dpkg --extract $aFile ./targetDir;done

(Post originally written by Laurent Godard on the old Nuxeo blogs.)