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#1 2004-07-27 21:05:22

phunni
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2003-08-13
Posts: 671

Downgrading a package

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

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#2 2004-07-27 21:22:35

Dusty
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From: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Registered: 2004-01-18
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Re: Downgrading a package

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.

Dusty

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#3 2004-07-28 07:46:33

rasat
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From: Finland, working in Romania
Registered: 2002-12-27
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Re: Downgrading a package

I also needed to downgrade and found this download link for 0.9.8:
http://easylinuxguide.com/downloads/arc … pkg.tar.gz

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