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Re: Downgrading specific packages with apt




On 10-06-17, solitone wrote:
> On Saturday, 10 June 2017 05:45:22 CEST Fungi4All wrote:
> > apt
> > 
> > Hold a package: 
> > sudo apt-mark hold <package-name>
> > 
> > Remove the hold: 
> > sudo apt-mark unhold <package-name>
> 
> That's ok. I can then:
> $ sudo apt upgrade
> to upgrade that package to the latest available version.
> 
> But my question was: once I've upgrated it, how can I *downgrade* it to its 
> previous version, in case I find out it doesn't work right? What's the best 
> practice to downgrade with apt?
> 
> Thanks
> 

# apt-get install package=package-version-number

or if you are up for targeting release

# apt-get -t=release install package

which is same as

# apt-get --target-release install package