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.: http://www.uk.debian.org/debian/dists/ 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 email@example.com http://www.jorgensen.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org http://karl.jorgensen.com ==== Today's fortune: Churchill's Commentary on Man: Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
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