Hendrik Boom wrote:
Actually these lines in /etc/apt/preferences would downgrade an unstable system to testing:On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 04:30:11PM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:firstname.lastname@example.org writes:Quoting Alan Ianson <email@example.com>:security team.Are you sure i cannot go back to stable ?I don't think so, at least not without reinstalling. You can upgradefromWoody (old stable) to sarge (current stable) or from stable to testingorunstable. But there is no easy way to downgrade.Yes, you can downgrade. You use the pinning fuction of apt to set negative pin numbers on packages. http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/downgrade.htmlIt's also completely unsupported and fairly likely to break your system...And given the number of packages he'd have to do it to, not easy.
pin: release a=unstable
pin: release o=Debian
I have done it with a few packages, but never with more than 15 packages or so.
That being said, if you are not on a critical system, and are willing to learn how to fix things if they break, it's a great way to get started. ;)