[clug] Debian apt question

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Mon May 5 07:30:41 EST 2003

Matthew Hawkins <matt at mh.dropbear.id.au> wrote:
> Downgrading debian releases is not simple, but it is straightforward,
> documented, and works.

Just note that while Debian's Policy manual requires that packages are
upgradable from any version since the last stable release (or second
last? I can't remember), there is no requirement that packages be
downgradable. Some few maintainer scripts will break things badly when
packages are downgraded.

Keep backups.
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