Re: Stretch stable and jessie testing - repositories listed
On 02/10/2017 05:49 PM, David Wright wrote:
On Fri 10 Feb 2017 at 16:00:13 (-0800), Jimmy Johnson wrote:
On 02/09/2017 04:58 PM, GiaThnYgeia wrote:
In most cases documents simplify that stretch is testing, so I thought
there was no difference, then something I read recently made me think
once stretch becomes stable I would be bumped up a notch. Elsewhere I
read that once you are up the ladder the only way to backtrack is to
Take a look at Synaptic Menu you can select a package and then go to
Package > Force Version, you can only force one package at a time
but, yes you can downgrade. I can down grade a couple hundred
packages without much problem, depends on the user.
Oh, that's heartening! Does Synaptic use a different method
from dpkg? The man page for the latter says (and the warnings
look very pretty in red):
--force-things, --no-force-things, --refuse-things
Warning: These options are mostly intended to be used by experts
only. Using them without fully understanding their effects may
break your whole system.
downgrade(*): Install a package, even if newer version of it is
Warning: At present dpkg does not do any dependency checking on
downgrades and therefore will not warn you if the downgrade
breaks the dependency of some other package. This can have seri‐
ous side effects, downgrading essential system components can
even make your whole system unusable. Use with care.
Hi David, Synaptic will not let you install a broken package. If you
are running sid/testing sometimes a package version will become obsolete
and need a change or a video driver version is not working and needs a
change, etc. If you're running in a GUI Synaptic is handy to have
installed. And yes, it's using "dpkg".
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