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Re: discover and install specific package version




Reco composed on 2018-11-17 11:14 (UTC+0300):

> On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 02:35:57AM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

>> Reco composed on 2018-11-17 09:53 (UTC+0300):

>>> On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:52:14AM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

>>>> Web searches have not been helpful for these:

>>>> 1-Which of apt* returns version numbers along with package names, one line per result, when
>>>> searching? (in openSUSE, versions are returned by zypper search via the -s switch (one line per
>>>> package))

>>> aptitude search -F '%p %V' --disable-columns <pkg_here>

>> Surely there must be something simpler to be able to remember and type. :-p

> You requested a greppable output. That's how they do things here ☺ 

Grepable was not necessary, simply used to cut 45.9, 52.8, 60.3 and l10n from the output.

>> aptitude search -F '%p %V' --disable-columns firefox-esr | grep 52. returns only one item:
>> 	firefox-esr-dev 52.9.0esr-1~deb9u1
>> ???

> As I wrote earlier, "the appropriate version of firefox-esr must be
> found in some repository that's listed in /etc/apt/sources.list". It's
> the same for me.

https://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20180630T203831Z/pool/main/f/firefox-esr/
is part of sources.list. firefox-esr_52.9.0esr-1_arm64.deb is present there. ???

>>>> 2-http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/f/firefox-esr/ apparently has what I want for Stretch,
>>>> esr52.9 by whatever name (Firefox-ESR or IceWeasel). How can I get the cmdline package management
>>>> system (apt-???) to tell me which I can choose from other than installed and latest? Searches tried
>>>> (e.g. apt-show-versions; apt list -a; apt-cache madison) only show 45.x (installed) and 60.3
>>>> (available).

>>> apt install firefox-esr=52.9.0esr-1~deb9u1

>>> But, if you want this to work, the appropriate version of firefox-esr
>>> must be found in some repository that's listed in /etc/apt/sources.list.
>>> And it seems that they deleted that particular version from everywhere
>>> including [1].

>>> [1] https://snapshot.debian.org

>> https://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20180630T203831Z/pool/main/f/firefox-esr/firefox-esr_52.9.0esr-1_amd64.deb
>> exists

>> No errors produced by apt update with the following in sources.list:
>> deb https://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20180630T203831Z/ stretch main

> That snapshot of a main archive has firefox-esr version 52.6.0esr-1~deb9u1.
> Have you tried another date?

I knew 52.9 was released upstream in June, so I kept trying June archive dates
and stopped when I found one containing 52.9. Upstream release bz2 that I
previously wgeted turned out to be dated 25 June.
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