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Re: Best way to find a version in snapshots depending on existing install

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 03:10:15PM +0100, David Goodenough wrote:
> I have a machine which is running a fairly old version of Debian, onto which I
> wish to add a new package.  I have tried various versions of this package but
> they all want later versions of things like libc6 than are installed.  

How old? I'm fairly sure that old releases are being kept available
somewhere, e.g.:       
You might find your package in there. I suspect other mirrors have a
similar structure...

> Upgrading the machine just for this package is not currently an option so I 
> want to try to do it using the existing packages.
> I could simple download each version in turn from snapshots and try it, but 
> that might be time consuming.  Is there a way of forming a question to 
> snapshots which would tell me which to install?  Alternatively is there an
> easy way to list the dependencies of each version on snapshots of a particular
> package?

Well, you *could* rebuild the package from source, but you might run
into build-time dependencies that cannot be fulfilled - especially if
you take a later (debianized) version of the package...

Karl E. Jorgensen
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