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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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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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Downgrading libxml2 on 12.04

For some reason, on one of the servers that we have in our network running Ubuntu Server 12.04, the version of libxml2 is 2.8.0 (which is the one from Ubuntu 12.10). This creates some issues, ...
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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 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 a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there Ubuntu's analogue of snapshot.debian.org?

Debian users have a kind of "wayback machine": snapshot.debian.org , which is really great. There are regressions sometimes, and if I don't have local deb package with old version, I'm getting sad ...
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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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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 ...
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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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64-bit libcrypto issues - What to do?

I understand there's an issue with Debian libcrypto 64 (ref http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=705218). This is causing many headaches for me. I get that eventually it will be fixed, but ...
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how to downgrade kernel image using usb stick (live usb)?

is there a way to downgrade kernel on main ubuntu OS using live USB? thanx i read this: How to downgrade the Kernel on 11.10 , but it seems i need to have access to the OS, while in my case i cannot ...
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Is this considered a minor kernel update from 3.2.0-24.38 to 3.2.0-35.40?

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, 64 bit, English. It comes with a kernel version 3.2.0-35.40 One of my programs only support kernel version 3.2.0-24-generic. On ...
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Downgrading avconv to 0.8.12 from 9.13

I'm maintaining a fairly large video editing program that relies heavily on avconv - I've recently migrated the processing to an Amazon EC2 instance, and while most things are working out reasonably ...
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Archive with all previous versions of all packages, or what is general way to install exact old version of some package

Sometimes I need to install old version of some package(s) : unfortunately, newer isn't always better, we might have some regressions, bugs, etc. It doesn't happen often but it happens. To be safe, I ...
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PHP 5.1.6 on Ubuntu

I want to install PHP 5.1.6 on Ubuntu in order to work on legacy PHP application. How can I install PHP 5.1.6 on Ubuntu. I have tried to install 11.10 and followed many online resources to get it ...
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Downgrading bison

I got into some trouble trying to compile wine. However, I find out that the problem depends on bison 3.0, on 2.7.1 it should be working fine. But when I wanna downgrade bison via: sudo apt-get ...
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Default gateway and upgrade to 3.2.0-61-generic

I upgraded one of my Ubuntu servers at work this weekend to kernel 3.2.0-61-generic through a remote connection from home. After reboot, I was unable to ssh back into the machine from my home ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Very Big Issue

About a minute after logging into my PC, after installing 13.10 Saucy Salamander from Precise Pangolin, I am unable to click on any window, or move any window, or click on anything in any window, or ...
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Downgrade php5-sybase using apt-get

I'm trying to downgrade php5-sybase on a Turnkey Linux VM to avoid this bug in version 5.4.4-14+deb7u7. I've tried: apt-get install php5-sybase=5.4.4-14+deb7u2 but get Version 5.4.4-14+deb7u2 ...
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Install/Downgrade kernel to v3.5.5 on Ubuntu 13.04

I've been looking around the internet for a solution to downgrade the kernel from 3.8 to 3.5.5 since I've got the AMD/Ati Radeon Mobility HD 5600 graphic card on my machine. This video card in ...
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Downgrade Ubunutu from 12.04.3 to 12.04.2

How do I Downgrade Ubuntu from 12.04.3 to 12.04.2. I am doing this because having issues with my graphics drivers and screen goes blank some times. Seems like downgrading 12.04.3 to 12.04.2 & ...