VLC 2.0.1 is behaving oddly, and since it does not appear to offer any increase in performance over 1.1.12 I would like to downgrade to the latter. However, this appears to be non-trivial.
After running these commands:
sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update
VLC 2.0.1 should be gone, as should the ppa from which I got it. However, it is still not possible to install VLC 1.1.12. When I try to, I get an error message about broken dependencies:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 1.1.12-2~oneiric1) but 2.0.0+git20120222+r100-0~r29~oneiric1 is to be installed Depends: libvlccore4 (>= 1.1.0) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 1.1.12-2~oneiric1) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-pulse (= 1.1.12-2~oneiric1) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
How can I reinstall VLC 1.1.12?