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Re: Is it possible to downgrade a Debian system from testing to stable?

On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 05:33:17PM +0000, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> > So, short of starting over from scratch, is there a way to get back to
> > "stable"?
> Yep sure... edit /etc/apt/sources.list
> and change anything that says 'testing' to 'stable'
> then run apt-get update and finally apt-get dist-upgrade.
> That should bring you back to stable :)

No, it won't.  When you run the dist-upgrade, apt will see that all packages
on the system are already at least as new as those available (testing's
version numbers are higher than stable's) and do nothing at all.  If you
download the debs manually, dpkg will (with a warning) downgrade them on
request, but apt-get will never downgrade a package.

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