Re: downgrading from testing to woody
I wont swear on stack of bibles to this, but what you want seems not
really possible without a reinstall. It seems to me you have already
upgraded to versions of packages in testing. So to go backwards would
mean to revert all your packages to older versions. However i think apt
and its various family members only look for newer ones. Now you may be
able to backport all of the effected packages, but that would be
essentially your entire system (if testing is anything like unstable).
Your best bet is either to reinstall or fix the existing problems.
I normally run testing on both my machines, but I have been having
some issues and wanted to try to go back down to stable or woody, when
I upgraded to testing it took about 45 mins to download and install
all the packages, via apt-get dist-upgrade, I changed my sources.list
file back to woody and did an apt-get clean and when I did the
dist-upgrade again it took literally 3 seconds and didn’t download
anything and said it had completed, I know there is no way that it
could be done that quick, so im sure im not running stable, is there a
way to tell? Do I have to reinstall to get back to stable? What do I
need to do?