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Re: discover and install specific package version




	Hi.

On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 06:12:12AM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
> Reco composed on 2018-11-17 13:45 (UTC+0300):
> 
> > On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 05:36:25AM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
> 
> >> 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.
> 
> > The problem is - version 52.6.0 haven't made it into the "main" that date.
> > They uploaded it into the "updates/main". Yes, these are different.
> > Hence the suggestion to use a later date.
> 
> > I believe I have a way to simplify things here:
> 
> > cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
> 
> > wget https://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20180630T203831Z/pool/main/f/firefox-esr/firefox-esr_52.9.0esr-1_amd64.deb
> 
> > apt install ./firefox-esr_52.9.0esr-1_amd64.deb
> 
> > Note that this syntax of "apt install" does more than "dpkg -i stuff",
> > dependency resolution in particular.
> 
> # apt install ./firefox-esr_52.9.0esr-1_amd64.deb
> ...
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  firefox-esr : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.27) but 2.24-11+deb9u3 is to be installed

That's buster's firefox. You won't be able to install this package
without turning your installation to testing.

I suggest you to try a more recent date.

Reco