Re: How do I uninstall a backport?
--On February 10, 2006 3:32:13 PM +0000 Noel O'Boyle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I installed the backport of firefox 1.5 from backports.org. I have had
some problems (creating new bookmarks, and with security certificates)
and decided to uninstall it. Now I find that I cannot get back the old
Debian stable firefox 1.1.
I commented out the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:
# deb http://www.backports.org/debian/ sarge-backports main
and removed all of the lines I had added to /etc/apt/preferences (which
restricted the updates to firefox).
Then I tried to "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade firefox", but it
said I already had the latest version of firefox. So I removed it
"apt-get remove" and then tried to install it, but I got:
By default APT will refuse to downgrade. Take a look at the article
<http://linuxgazette.net/issue86/tougher.html> more specifically