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How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?

How to downgrade a package to an older version via apt-get?! Another tools are also accepted but apt-get is preferred.
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How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version?

I just installed a new version of Ubuntu and I want to roll it back to the previous version. How can I do that? Is that even possible?
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How do I downgrade to Subversion 1.6?

I'm trying to downgrade subversion to 1.6 from 1.7, doing sudo apt-get install subversion=1.6.17dfsg-3ubuntu3 does not seem to work, any idea on how to do this without breaking half the instalation? ...
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How to downgrade from PHP 5.4 to 5.3

Recently I upgraded PHP to 5.4, but it seems to be failing on me because APC isn't working with it, however this gave me no choice but to downgrade to 5.3, how can I do this? I executed apt-get ...
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I need downgrade from Subversion 1.8 to subversion 1.7

I've upgraded system from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS Now I need downgrade from Subversion 1.8 to Subversion 1.7, because formats 1.7 vs 1.8 are different and I can not access to svn repo of my team. I've ...
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downgrade ppa packages to versions available at a previous point in time

The backstory is that the normal Intel GPU drivers don't do the various OpenGL extensions that my hobby coding and some games want. So I have to install xorg-edgers and then its happy. However, last ...
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How can I downgrade packages without removing their dependants?

I have a number of mesa packages that I had upgraded to a PPA version, before purging the PPA so I could upgrade my system. The differences in the versions are minor (they are technically the same, ...
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How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu?

Update Manager keeps packages at the latest version, but occasionally a new package version may not work as expected or properly. How to downgrade an installed package and lock it at a specific ...
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what is the right way to downgrade kernel

I decide to downgrade kernel version due to unsolvable problem with wifi. Ubuntu version is 12.10, kernel version is 3.5. In http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/kernel/ I found the previous kernel ...
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How do I downgrade a package?

I just upgraded to Firefox 5 to find out that Selenium does not work on it. I'd like to downgrade to Firefox 4 but haven't found a way to do this. How do you downgrade to Firefox 4 on 11.04? Thanks ...
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How can I remove new kernel versions after downgrading?

I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04, all packages. But after that I encountered a lot of problems so I decided to downgrade to 11.10. After I did that I found I now have two kernels: 3.2.x and 3.0.x. I found ...
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How to downgrade Firefox from 30 to 28?

I've accidentally sudo apt-get upgrade (while c/p-ing instructions to do something and failing to notice that it isn't sudo apt-get update) and it upgraded Firefox from 28 to 30. Now my menus are ...
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Downgrade PHP Version from 5.5 to 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

First time I've ever needed to ask a question here that I don't think has already been answered. I've recently been working on transferring over a vBulletin site I run to a new server. Thinking that ...
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How can I ensure I am running the current stock kernel?

At some point, I installed a new kernel, for no particular purpose but to try. I am having some problems, and would like to ensure that they are not caused by the kernel I installed. How can I ...
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How can I downgrade from PHP 7 to PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to revert my PHP version to 5.6 from 7 and though I removed PHP 7 and then installed PHP 5.6 I still seem to be running version 7. Is there a simple method for moving through PHP versions ...
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How to roll-back or downgrade kernel on 14.04 (re: Wine stopped working)?

With a recent update (I'm on 14.04 LTS), Wine suddenly stopped working. It turns out this has already been reported at WineHQ where the related bug reports are linked. The advice there is to ...
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downgrade php5 5.5.3 to php5 5.3 in ubuntu 13.10

I just upgraded to ubuntu 13.10.. I was working on a project that uses php 5.3 and now phpmyadmin is not working and when i try to open a page i see a ton of warning and the sign in page doesnt sign ...
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Error while purging PPA from Unity 5.0 testing repository [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reinstall Unity? I installed Unity 5.0 to test it but I am having many problems with it, for example, the lenses don't work. But when I tried to downgrade, it ...
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How to install keryx?

How to install keryx in ubuntu 12.04? knowing that keryx1.0 needs python <2.7 and ubuntu 12.04 has python2.7.3 so what could i do either to downgrade python or installing keryx bas some way. Also ...
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Downgrade PHP to PHP5.2?

I want to install PHP 5.2 in Ubuntu 11.04 , I had some script that did that thing good but only on Ubuntu 9, anyone has a script / instructions how to do it?
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How do I export banshee library settings to another machine?

I am trying to downgrade my distro. The thing is, I have spent some few hours organising my music library and I do not want to lose my database. I have checked 'write meta data to files'. And so, my ...
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How to build a particular version of gcc (4.5.1)?

In my office we have gcc-4.5.1, with that version my c++ project works fine. If I compile the same project at home with Ubuntu 12.04 with gcc-4.6, I have lot of errors and I couldn't compile at all. ...
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How do I remove Kernel 3.1 that I added via a PPA?

Is there a way to remove kernel 3.1 from Oneiric? I downloaded and upgraded to 3.1 with these instructions: Open the terminal and run these two commands for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of ...
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Downgrade from 14.04 to 12.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed version 14.04 on ubuntu laptop and sadly regretted it. Is it possible to downgrade back to 12.04 and if so, how? Thanks
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How to downgrade PHP from 5.5.9 to 5.4 in Ubuntu 14.04 (Installed with LAMP)

I need to downgrade my PHP version from 5.5.9 to 5.4 (using Ubuntu 14.04), because I have a code that's using mySQL (which is deprecated in 5.5.9), and I cannot change that code. Is there a way to do ...
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How to install old AMD Catalyst 12.4 drivers on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have an ATi Radeon HD 3650 AGP, which does not support 12.8 and 12.9 drivers. The latest supported version is 12.4, but Catalyst 12.4 does not support Ubuntu 12.10. How can I downgrade to 12.4 or ...
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How to re-install GIMP 2.6 after trying GIMP 2.8?

Ok... I tried GIMP 2.8, but felt more comfortable with 2.6. I removed the PPA's from Ubuntu Software Centre, removed and purged GIMP, and even rm the .gimp-2.8 folder. But when I go to install GIMP ...
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How do I downgrade kernel on 12.10?

I did a fresh installation of Ubuntun 12.10 (kernel v3.5.0.21-generic, 64 bit, US English) on my computer after downloading the ISO from Ubuntu.com. In order for one of my installed programs to work, ...
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How do I stop update manager trying to downgrade my 3.4 kernel to 3.2?

I installed the 3.4 kernel for hardware support reasons, and everything is working swimmingly.. but UpdateManager keeps prompting me to install the 3.2 kernel again. Is there a way to stop it doing ...
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How can I roll back xserver-xorg-core and xserver-common? [duplicate]

A recent update to Xorg broke my desktop, which now looks like this: In short, the desktop background is not updating on the secondary display. (And if there is no secondary display, the primary ...
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Apt doesn't want to install an older version of package

I'm building a debian package from the source code. The package has, among the others, the following dependency (part of debian/control): libswarm-dev (>= 0.6.1.0), libswarm-dev (<< 0.7), ...
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How to downgrade from LibreOffice 4.0 to 3.6?

How to "properly" downgrade LibreOffice versions deals with a downgrade from 3.5 to 3.4.*. Is there any way to nicely downgrade LibreOffice 4.0 to 3.6? The latter is not in the package ...
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downgrading ubuntu from 11.10 to 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? I have windows 7 installed on my C drive, ubuntu 11.10 installed on my D drive and then there are couple of more ...
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How to go from 11.04 to 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Ok, so I was running fine on 10.04 then I thought "why not upgrade to 11.04" So I did and a some bad stuff happened. Once ...
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how do I downgrade google chrome?

Presumably after an update, google chrome has very serious problems with page rendering. I want to downgrade it. (Switching to vmlinuz.old and initrd.img.old did not help). $ apt-cache policy ...
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Can I use an older version of LibreOffice?

Quantal has 3.6. I feel that the new version is heavier - at least for my specs. (Beside having this problem). How could I install an older version of LibreOffice?
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Use Old GCC Version

I've been trying to get an old version of GCC for my Ubuntu but I can't find any working way to achieve that. I'd like to use the version 4.1.2 of GCC, and I currently got the 4.7.2. How may I ...
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How to downgrade Oracle Java 7 to Java 6?

I recently changed my Wubi install into a full install, which runs a lot smoother than Wubi. I had to re-install all my stuff, because I did it the lazy-man's way, and after reinstalling Java, I ...
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How to downgrade Flash from 11.x to 10.3

Ubuntu v11.10 Adobe stripped gpu hardware acceleration from flash 11 due to security concerns. That's great, but I'd like to the accelerated video that Flash 10.3 affords on my nettop. The problem ...
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Can I downgrade compiz?

I'm just wondering if it is possible to downgrade compiz to maverick's version 0.8.6 like in natty? I have an ATI radeon mobile 3200/4330 dual GPU and the new compiz and even natty's compiz doesn't ...
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How to downgrade gtk+2.0 package to workaround bug #693758?

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 ...
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How do I re-install 11.10 and wipe out 12.04?

I have had nothing but problems with 12.04 and want to return to 11.04. I do not want to try to fix it at this time and want to go back to what worked well for me. Can someone point me to the ...
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Got 2 user folders in /home after reinstall | But only one user

So, a few months ago, I downgraded form 15.10 to 14.04 by re-installing ubuntu, (Saved everything in /home, just re-mounted it), but in my haste, I accedently changed user name. No biggie, except now ...
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Ubuntu Server Install Old Version of Firefox

What is the best way to go back a version of Firefox on Ubuntu server. This is a server without a GUI so command line is the only thing that can be used. Also once you install that old version how do ...
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How to revert an update?

The latest xorg update was a big regression for me on a dual display setup. Is there a simple way to revert to the previous version? I'm on Lucid Lynx.
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I need Mercurial 1.8.x back

I'm getting Mercurial from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~mercurial-ppa/+archive/releases/+packages?field.name_filter=mercurial&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter= The Eclipse plugin ...
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How do I downgrade Gedit to a previous (3.10.4) Version in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

As the title already says: I have some plug-ins which don't run with gedit 3.18.3 which is shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How can I downgrade to the version 3.10.4 which was used in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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How can I downgrade to an older Opera version?

I once installed Opera by adding their repository to my sources.list: deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free #Opera Since then I get regular updates via the usual "apt-get update ...
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How to use a old version of Unity in newer versions of Ubuntu?

How can I use the older version of unity (4.03) found in ubuntu 11.10 on Ubuntu 13.04? I understand that the new unity (7) has more improvements, but I just prefer the one in Ubuntu 11.10. Is it ...
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Can I downgrade 12.10 back to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? I have had nothing but problems with my box since I upgraded to 12.10. I'd like to go back to 12.04 (I had no problems at ...