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Re: A case study of a new user turned off debian

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 08:12:38PM +0000, Steve Kemp wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 03:05:56PM -0500, Greg Stark wrote:
> > All he had to do was install an older version of libc6 and every other package
> > would have been happy. All the infrastructure is there to do this, the old
> > packages are all on the ftp/http sites, the package may even be sitting in
> > apt's cache. But there's no interface for it.
>   Sure there is, 'dpkg --install $foo.deb'.  Doesn't that do exactly the
>  correct thing, even at the expense of downgrading?

So its possible.. it isn't easy, intuitive or flexible. I suppose he
could grab the pristine tarball too.

Jon Dowland

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