I am trying to install an older version of libfreetype6. Specifically I found the version that I want here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.8.1-2ubuntu2
When I do
sudo apt install libfreetype6=2.8.1-2ubuntu2 then I get:
E: Version '2.8.1-2ubuntu2' for 'libfreetype6' was not found
I want to install the binary; don't want to build. And also this is important: I want to make sure that none of the packages that depend on libfreetype6 get uninstalled, nor altered in any way, during the process.
I also see a bunch of package files on the above mentioned launchpad.net page, but I'm not sure which to choose, and not sure how to install from package file either. Please help. Thanks.
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends <debfile>