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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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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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Audio problem after downgrading xenial-proposed

I hade xenial-proposed updates activated and I started to have some troubles with evince. I deactivated the -proposed updates and I just followed the instructions of How can I revert back from an ...
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Is there a way to install a package available in Ubuntu Karmic on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin?

I want to install gfortran-4.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). But the only versions available in repositories are 4.4.7, 4.5 and 4.6. However gfortran-4.4.1 can be easily installed via apt-get ...
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How to reset the channels and get back to the stable release

I am unable to update, and add repos. I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, but it now says I am using the developmental trusty channels, and I need some advice on how to reset the channels and get back to the ...
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How to downgrade VLC 2.0.1 to 1.1.x?

I haven't added any VLC PPA's and I have no clue how to solve this problem. If it's not possible to downgrade VLC, Running VLC in a portable mode is sufficient for me. I need the older version only ...
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How do I find all packages which are manually downgraded

Long time ago I downgraded some packages to make my wifi working more stable on toshiba notebook. Now I would like to get the system upgraded to ppa versions. I remember which packages they were ...
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Fail to boot after downgrading from ubuntu 15.10 to 14.04lts

I can see only "Reboot and select proper device" on laptop startup. Here is my partition configs http://paste.ubuntu.com/10963438/ My laptop model is asus x553m. I need your help!
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How can i downgrade a package installed from source?

i installed glib2.42 from source but that's creating a problem for me. So i tried to downgrade it running make uninstall and installed glib2.28 afterwards. But now when i try to build a software using ...
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How to force apt-get to skip a package version

There is an excellent answer here on how to downgrade a package, but I would like to know how to force apt-get and Software Updater to skip a version. For example, the current release of Firefox is ...
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How to downgrade HWE?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was accepting all suggested upgrades. About a week ago I was prompted to upgrade the Hardware Enablement Stack because it was going out of support. So I did and I ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu 12.04 kernel to 2.6.x

I currently have the most up-to-date kernel (Linux user-desktop 3.2.0-67-generic #101-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 17:46:11 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) of Ubuntu 12.04 on my x86_64 computer, but ...
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Apache Ant downgrade

I need Apache Ant 1.8 on my Ubuntu 14. But there is only one version available: $ apt-cache madison ant ant | 1.9.3-2build1 | http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages ...
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Is there a way to downgrade or upgrade Samba in Trusty?

Logged a bug here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+bug/1318840 "Excel Mac open files as read-only on Samba 4.1.6-ubuntu" We didn't have this problem in Precise. I'd either like to: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 asks to downgrade packages?

I'm new to ubuntu, so please excuse any naive questions. After a fresh install of 14.04, I was adding apps from the Software Center, but most of them continued to fail because "Package Dependencies ...
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How to downgrade the Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird 24.2.0 and Ubuntu 13.10. I want to downgrade to the Thunderbird Version 17.0.11esr. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/organizations/all-esr.html How can I do this? ...
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What Libre Office PPAs are available?

I think that I have to downgrade from LibreOffice 4.1.0.4 because of the bug in the time display. My previous version was 3.5.4. Is the 3.5.4 PPA still available? Do any of the versions between 3.5....
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Is it safe to downgrade libgl1-mesa-glx?

I am trying to install qt-sdk but get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: qt-sdk : Depends: libqt4-opengl-dev but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to ...
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How to upgrade back to xorg 1.13 after downgrade to 1.12 in ubuntu 12.10?

I had to downgrade Xorg from 1.13 to 1.12 in order to use the fglrx-legacy but it (fglrx-legacy) didn't work for me neither fglrx. So, is it possible to upgrade Xorg back to 1.13? and how?
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Downgrading a package and dependencies

I want to downgrade libcairo2 to the version from Precise (I'm running Quantal). I've added the precise source to my sources.list and can do 'apt-get install libcairo2=', but it's going to remove some ...
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Is it safe to downgrade X?

I have an old graphics-card which needs the nvidia-96 drivers. But the drivers need xorg-video-abi-10 to be installed, and my version of Ubuntu (Precise) has (i think) an newer version, because that ...
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How to use a driver for Ubuntu with a higher kernel version(2.6.36) on ubuntu with lower kernel version (2.6.30))

I want to use EASYCAP on my Ubuntu(kernel version 2.6.30). The problem is that ,the drivers for EASYCAP are included in kernel version 2.6.36 and higher. I have extracted all the files corresponding ...
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How can I downgrade a PPA package to the official version?

I have ppa:cr3/ppa in my sources list. It upgrades my checkbox, checkbox-gtk, and checkbox-qt packages to version 0.14~ppa6.12.04. And now I have problems with updating my system, and sometimes ...
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reinstall previous version on dual boot system

So, I tried to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 on a dual boot system but Ubuntu will not load. I then tried to boot from a USB stick with "start-up disc creator" and a 12.04 iso image(BIOS set to boot ...
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How can I downgrade Protocol buffer

I need to install Protocol Buffer 2.4, but I happened to have installed 2.6 already. How can I downgrade? Thank you in advance!
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Downgrade PHP from 5.5.9 to 5.2.4

I want to downgrade PHP for testing purpose. How i can safely do it? I have Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty
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making rgedit work in downgraded gedit (3.10.4) with ubuntu 16.04

I successfully downgraded to gedit 3.10.4 so that I could continue to use the rgedit plugin. While gedit appears to open and the rgedit menu appears, the rgedit buttons are not added to the toolbar ...
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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 Downgrade kernel version 4.4 to 3.10

I have brought a TP-Link adapter TP-WN823N which work fine on Windows & Mac but they didn't provided drivers for Linux however I found drivers for linux but it is compatible only for linux(kernel ...
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Downgrade openMPI

All, Just updated lubuntu and realize that my system updated to openMPI 1.10: mpirun --version mpirun (Open MPI) 1.10.2 However, I need to use openMPI 1.6.5, due to code limitations. Is there a ...
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Downgrading GDB from 7.7.1 to 6.8 in Ubuntu 14.04

I currently have GDB version 7.7.1 installed on my system. However, for the combination of Eclipse and a software package called openFOAM (version 2.3.1) I need to downgrade the GDB version to 6.8 in ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 very laggy (because of AMD?) possible to downgrade?

Sorry I am a complete beginner to this. I was having a lot of problems with windows 10 so I decided to give linux a go. I downloaded Ubuntu 14, and ran it as a trial. It worked very well, very ...
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Full downgrade from 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack to standard 14.04 lts stack

the issue is well represented by the title. How can I completely revert the 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack (3.19 kernel + updated graphics stack) to the standard 14.04.0/1 trusty stack? I know that the most ...
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How to downgrade svn working copy with svn version?

I have downgrade my svn from version 1.8 to 1.7.9. Now When i type command like: svn info svn up or any other commands it give an error that: svn: E155021: This client is too old to work with the ...
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Downgrading hostapd didn't help!

I was searching through the forums to find a solution for the ap-hotspot error - the one that hangs at Starting wireless hotspot... By now I've tried several solutions including downgrading hostapd ...
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how to downgrade related packages together?

Related Question : downgrade a package The situation is a bit different, I have a group of packages say aaa-*.deb which was involved in the down grade. obviously I don't want to deal with them one ...
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the apt-...
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How do I downgrade php5.5.3 to 5.4?

I am trying to downgrade php from 5.5.3 to 5.4. I tried to find a 5.4 version using aptitude versions php5-common Package php5-common: p A 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2 saucy ...
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Install unity 7.1.2 in ubuntu 12.04, is possible?

I have upgraded Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. I like very more the default unity interface. The command unity --version return unity 7.1.2. The problem in Ubuntu 13.10 is than I give errors on installation ...
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How Dowgrade PHP 5.6.19 to 5.6.14

This is possible? I tried install a program and give me this is erro: CONNECT ERROR: Package: requires PHP version >= 5.3.0 and <= 5.6.14 current is: 5.6.19-1+deb.sury.org~trusty+1 I cant install ...
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Downgrading to Ubuntu 14.04: grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/

I had originally installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a brand new machine but after realizing that nVidia CUDA toolkit is not yet available I decided to downgrade to the previous LTS release. I did this by ...
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How to downgrade ntfs-3g to version 1:2012

I am completely new to Linux so please be gentle. How do I downgrade my ntfs-3g install to version 1:2012? currently when I try: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g=1:2012 I get a "Version '1:2012' ...
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16.04 installed but not usable not can I re-install 15.04 or 15.10 from usb

I originally had 15.04 on my lenovo laptop; I did an upgrade and it installed 16.04 on my old lenovo laptop. I then found that wifi doesn't work. So I wanted to go back to 15.10 so I created a ...
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Upgraded to 15.04. PHP/mysqli now having problems with “old passwords” Need to downgrade (what and how?)

I was using 14.04 and PHP 5.5. Upon upgrading, I can no longer use MySQL to access REMOTE and local databases because of old passwords: [Wed Jan 06 17:42:04.030738 2016] [:error] [pid 23736] PHP ...
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FirePro v4800 driver issues (open source drivers)

It seems that a recent update to the ATI graphics stack has created some problems for me. I had originally tried to get Arch Linux running on my machine, but encountered issues with huge graphics ...
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Downgrade form ubuntu 14.04.3 to 14.04.1

I had previously installed Ubuntu 14.04.1, but accidentally I updated it through software updater to Ubuntu 14.04.3. After getting the upgraded LTS, I am facing issues with system like frequent ...