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  1. #1
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    downgrading bluefish to previous version

    Hi,
    I use Bluefish and I have recently updated it to version 2.2.5.beta1. However, I want to uninstall it and install/revert to a previous version.
    When I uninstall it in through the Software Center, I can only install the latest version I had, 2.2.5beta1...
    I searched the net and tried to install a previous version (after uninstalling the beta1) following the steps bellow but when using $ ./autogen.sh I got the following error "No such file or directory". I don't understand what it means, I need help... :-O
    Thanks!

    $ wget http://www.bennewitz.com/bluefish/st...h-2.2.4.tar.gz
    Extract Bluefish and cd into it:
    $ tar -xzvf bluefish*.tar.gz
    $ cd bluefish*
    Create the makefile:
    $ ./autogen.sh
    Compile the sources:
    $ make
    Install the application:
    $ sudo make install

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    Re: downgrading bluefish to previous version

    If you previously had it installed then the .deb should still be in your /var/cache/apt/archives folder. You can install a .deb by clicking on it, or from the command line with "sudo dpkg -i example.deb"

    To keep it from upgrading you'll have to "hold" the package: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pi...lding_Packages

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    Re: downgrading bluefish to previous version

    [QUOTE=snowpine;12711093]If you previously had it installed then the .deb should still be in your /var/cache/apt/archives folder. You can install a .deb by clicking on it, or from the command line with "sudo dpkg -i example.deb"

    hmmm, the only bluefish debs there were the ones from the beta1 version. So, I searched the web and I downloaded a deb from http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/b...-data/download and installed it through the software center. However, I do not know how to activate it as no icon was created. If I click the file again, I only have the option to reinstall... I searched for it in the dash but I only find the debs... so now I have 3 main questions:
    1- was it really installed?!
    2- where is it (can I use commands in the terminal and which ones?)?
    3- how can I uninstall it in case I need or want to?!

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    Re: downgrading bluefish to previous version

    You can download a .deb file for an older version from the Ubuntu packages archive.

    1) Purge the current one you have.

    2) Get an old one:

    .debs available for:
    bluefish 1.0.7 (Lucid) - the most unobtrusive. No popup box. I prefer this one. Works fine in Precise (12.04) also.
    bluefish 2.2.2 (Precise)
    bluefish 2.2.5 (Quantal)

    Source for bluefish 1.0.7 (32 and 64 bit):
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/bluefish/download
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/amd...efish/download


    Install with gdebi package installer.

    Lock the version so you are not pestered about upgrade.

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    Re: downgrading bluefish to previous version

    Easy enough to change versions by using this old guide:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...efishforUbuntu

    Have a look at the version numbers before launching in though, looks like this wiki page is one version behind the current stable release...
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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