Short question: I have reason to install a specific version of
nfs-common on a new machine. I want to install
1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1. I believe that I need to
sudo apt-get install nfs-common, but I'm not sure how to specify the version. I've tried the obvious of:
$ sudo apt-get install nfs-common=1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1 E: Version '1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1' for 'nfs-common' was not found
Long question: I'm trying to install
nfs-common over a docker image. At first attempt, I just did
apt-get install nfs-common. This failed, presumably because:
The problem is that nfs-common has been updated in the backports repo, but portmap has not, and the new nfs-common and old portmap are not compatible. So to install it either disable backports, or use force version to install the previous version of nfs-common.
— Source: Crunchbang.org: [SOLVED] nfs install failure.
OK, I'm happy to force a previous version of
nfs-common. This would match another machine that was setup months ago, presumably before the latest version was available. Going to that machine and running
apt-cache policy nfs-common, I see it has installed
1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1. Looking at man pages for it and:
- How to install specific version of some package?
- How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?
I see that I need to do something like
apt-get install nfs-common=1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1. However, I cannot figure out the exact syntax. When I tried the above, I received
E: Version '1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.1' for 'nfs-common' was not found. I received the same error if I used
1:1.2.8-6ubuntu1.2, which is the default version that's installed.
Obviously I'm not understanding something about the version specified, and I can't seem to find any examples on the web for installing a specific version of nfs-common (or some component that I can map to installing an old nfs-common).
Any help would be appreciated.
Additional note: I tried following the advice at Debian User Forums: nfs-common and dpkg errors. I had to add an
apt-get update. However, doing the
apt-get install nfs-common ended up failing with
dpkg: error processing package nfs-common (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10 Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6) ... Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ... Errors were encountered while processing: nfs-common E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)