Re: downgrading libc6 ?
On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 10:38:51AM +1030, Tom Cook wrote:
> On 0, nate <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I would backup any data you really want if possible before attempting
> > this, technically I don't think its supported, but it is possible at
> > least in my experience.
> I've successfully downgraded a whole system from unstable to stable by
> setting the pin-priority of stable over 1000 in /etc/apt/preferences
> and using apt-get dist-upgrade. Shouldn't this sort of thing work to
> downgrade any unstable packages on the system?
Yes, you can easily do this with apt. With the config shown below I can
easily run  to do what you want. BTW, the -u option gives you more
information on what is happening, and -t won't work unless you change the
preferences file temporarily.
apt-get -u install libc6/stable locales/stable
pin: release a=testing
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free