Re: Downgrade to Stable
- Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 12:31:03 +0200
- From: Pétùr <peturvilj@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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:
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.