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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.