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    Reverse upgrading from repo?

    I think I recently got a bad package from a repo update that broke a package I use on a regular basis. I'd like to downgrade the package to the version that worked. Is there a way to get an old package back, or am I stuck waiting until the package developer fixes the package?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Reverse upgrading from repo?

    You could run the following to make sure an older version is there:
    Code:
    apt-cache show <package name> | grep Version
    If there is an older version you want, try installing it with <sudo apt-get --reinstall install <package name=version>.

    PS: Don't think "reverse upgrading" exists, but downgrading does.

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    Re: Reverse upgrading from repo?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    You could run the following to make sure an older version is there:
    Code:
    apt-cache show <package name> | grep Version
    If there is an older version you want, try installing it with <sudo apt-get --reinstall install <package name=version>.

    PS: Don't think "reverse upgrading" exists, but downgrading does.
    Apparently the only version in apt is the version I have which is broken. Dangit.

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