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Re: libstdc++ breakage?

that is a great command

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:10:16PM -0700, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> * Good Times (aaron@rdu90.com) [030430 22:01]:
> > hi
> > 
> > i want to downgrade this package
> > 
> > but i've never been able to find the best way to do it
> > 
> > i believe /etc/apt/preferences is the best way, but then what is the best way to find the previous version of the package?
> > 
> > i see from this mail what it is, but for next time, is there an option
> > to apt or dpkg that will give me all the previous versions of a
> > package?
> ls /var/cache/apt/archives
> should have your previous version, if you haven't 'apt-get clean'ed.
> apt-cache policy <packagename>
> will show the versions available for download from your apt sources, the
> priority of each, the currently installed version, and the best
> candidate for installation, according to your preferences.
> good times,
> Vineet
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