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

Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk> writes:

> > If apt kept even a single old revision in its cache then rolling back could
> > be as simple as
> >   apt-get install -t previous libc6
> That would be good. (Similarly for aptitude, of course.)
> One question occurs, however: should this also (try to) roll back packages on
> which $PREVIOUS depends?

Well that would be the main advantage. The user can do the above fairly easily
if he can find the .deb but he has to track down all the dependencies that APT
broke trying to install the broken package.

It should roll back anything to previous that depend on a newer version of
libc6 than being installed and recursively.


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