Re: Downgrading specific packages with apt
- Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:06:48 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Downgrading specific packages with apt
On Sun 11 Jun 2017 at 11:13:21 +0200, solitone wrote:
> On Sunday, 11 June 2017 10:39:25 CEST Dejan Jocic wrote:
> > In case that you are on stable, perhaps in old stable repository, or its
> > backports, after you add those to sources.list.
> No, I'm on stretch, so I'm using the stretch repository:
> deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib
> Since stretch is still in testing, several packages get upgraded regularly. On
> of those was chromium, which some days ago was upgraded from ver. 58 to 59. I
> believe version 58 now is no longer in the stretch repository, so if you ask
> apt to install that version, it doesn't find that.
That is correct. But if you change your sources.list to use a suitable
one from snapshot.debian.org it will be found.
> > I've suggested it only because you were asking how to do it with apt
> Yes, I see, and in fact apt would be my preferred tool, if downgrading were
> possible with it.
The incentive to invetigate the suggestion above is probably minimal
because you have solved your issue.