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Re: Newbie to SID: How to install the previous version of a package ?

On Thursday 22 April 2004 03:49 am, Paul Scott wrote:
>Paul Johnson wrote:
>>>I disagree.  I've been running sid for almost 2 years now and even
>>>though I realized I knew the answer to that question after I saw the
>>>answer I probably don't know the answer to quite a few similar
>>OK, but my point is that it's a prerequisite that you need to be a
>>fairly experienced Debian user to use sid.  That means having at least
>>decent, working knowledge of the packaging system.  If you don't have
>>that, you're probably far better off running stable and using
>>backports as desired.
>I didn't even have that much Debian experience or even Linux
>experience.  I needed a package that was only in sid and I installed
>it.  I just dealt with the problems as they came up.  I have never
>figured dselect out and just switched to aptitude after seeing several
>comments on this list.

My experience mirrors that of Mr. Scott. Mr. Johnson is off-base here. 

Jeff Elkins

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