What's the best way to perform a package downgrade with arch? Specifically, I want to downgrade fluxbox-devel from 0.9.9 to 0.9.8
Check in /var/cache/pacman/pkg to see if the file fluxbox-devel-0.9.8.pkg.tar.gz exists. If it does, you can:
pacman -R fluxbox-devel pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/fluxbox-devel-0.9.8.pkg.tar.gz
If not, you will have to either modify the PKGBUILD and build from scratch, or get the old PKGBUILD from the CVS archive.
As a note, there are some plans for package rollbacks sometime in the future.
I'll add this question to the wiki faq later.
I also needed to downgrade and found this download link for 0.9.8:
http://easylinuxguide.com/downloads/arc … pkg.tar.gz