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Re: Downgrade to Stable




> On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 10:23:08AM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

>> A few days ago I downgraded my Debian installation from Sid to Stable by
>> changing, in /etc/apt/sources list, all occurrences of `unstable' to `stable'
[...
>> But still, at log in in tty console, there is:
>>
>> Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid lennovo tty1
>>
>> How come?

The default behavior for apt is to install new versions of packages.
When changing sid by stable in /etc/apt/sources.list, apt will wait (a
long time) for a new version of a package. So if you install Sid, change
for stable, you have to wait few years for one or two new stables
versions, then you will have a stable installation...

On 04/09/2018 12:07, Dan Ritter wrote:

> However, if you want to try:
> 
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/downgrade.html

As suggested by the link of Dan Ritter, you can change the behavior for
apt and force the installation of a selected version of packages (ie
stable). However, I do not recommend this. For example, there is no
guarantee the configuration of packages can be downgraded. It is much
simpler to backup data and reinstall stable.

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