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As it seems that I've been hit by the bug #693758 I am willing to downgrade gtk+.2.0 from 2.23.3 to 2.23.2. But it seems that I have no package with such a name in my system :-( how do I downgrade it then?

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In this particular case for 32-bit:

sudo dpkg -i --force-all libgtk2.0-0_2.23.2-0ubuntu4_i386.deb

or for 64-bit

sudo dpkg -i --force-all libgtk2.0-0_2.23.2-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb
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If the previous version is still available from the repositories you should be able to list it with:

apt-cache policy libgtk2.0-0

To install a specific version of a package use (on this example the version is 2.22.0-0ubuntu1):

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0=2.22.0-0ubuntu1

Please note that downgrading packages is not supported, but likely to work without problems in most cases.

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The version is not found. What to do then? The bug is very annoying (can't switch language, can't use clipboard, can't use Flash, etc...) – Ivan Dec 23 '10 at 16:26
which version of Ubuntu are you running ? – João Pinto Dec 23 '10 at 16:27

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