I really need the older version of this library, and just this library. Please advise how to downgrade and lock the version.
Download the Utopic package, install and set on hold
wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/m/meanwhile/libmeanwhile1_1.0.2-4.1ubuntu1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i libmeanwhile1_1.0.2-4.1ubuntu1_i386.deb sudo apt-mark hold libmeanwhile1
% sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: libmeanwhile1 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
To reverse the behaviour
sudo apt-mark unhold libmeanwhile1 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Note, there are some packages which depends on
% apt-cache rdepends libmeanwhile1 libmeanwhile1 Reverse Depends: kopete libpurple0 libmeanwhile-dev