On Sat, 3 Nov 2018 15:14:59 -0400
Default User <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I hate to sound stupid, but how can I revert to an earlier package
>version? (I didn't think that could be done.)
It can, but it's not supported. IOW, if anything breaks, you get to keep
all the pieces.
To install removed packages, you need a new repo - Debian Snapshot. It
keeps all the old packages. An example config;
deb http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20181007/ testing main
The number part is, obviously (I hope), the date you're interested in,
using a YYYYMMMDD format. Do a search for Debian snapshot, and you'll
be able to read up on the finer points. The official Debian page is at
Note especially the section regarding going back more than a dozen days
- you'll have to tweak a setting or two for it to work.
Once you've installed the old packages, I suggest you comment out the
snapshot. Then, if you need an old package again, you've only got to
alter the date part, and away you go.
/ ) "The blindingly obvious is
/ _)rad never immediately apparent"
I'm need of your help now
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