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Downgrading to recent mailman security release

Hi all!

I'm in a bit of trouble concerning installing the recent security 
upgrade of Mailman. A few days after the release of Woody, I had still 
"testing" in my sources.list, so, I got a few upgrades that I didn't 
intend to have (yep, I was very new at the time). Probably, among 
those, Mailman 2.0.12-1. 

The recent security release of Mailman is 2.0.11-1woody7, so if I want 
that, I need to downgrade. I presume that the version I have, allthough 
newer, is vulnerable to the problems mentioned in the advisory. So, I 
downloaded the deb of the security release and went dpkg -i on it, but 
it refuses:
Downgrade detected, from version 0x2000cf0 to version 0x2000bf0
This is probably not safe.  Exiting.

Well, OK, I guess it might be unsafe, and I would really hate it if it 
breaks Mailman... I really don't have the time to go through a 
reconfiguration now, and besides, I intend to migrate to Sympa once I 
get the time. 

So, advices on what to do with this is very welcome!


Kjetil Kjernsmo
Astrophysicist/IT Consultant/Skeptic/Ski-orienteer/Orienteer/Mountaineer
kjetil@kjernsmo.net  webmaster@skepsis.no  editor@learn-orienteering.org
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