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Old 04-02-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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how to role back my libc6 to stable version??

so installed the libc6_2.3.6-4_i386.deb package (unstable) like an idiot and now:

dpkg -l libc6
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  libc6          2.3.6-4        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
now i want to role back to the stable version because right now i have had to remove the libc6-dev package and i don't have things like /usr/include/sys/types.h etc

how do i role back to an older stable version??

Old 04-03-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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2 options (there are more, but I am no expert, option 2. is the easiest)

1. try this link, apt-get and dpkg help for new users,
you could remove the package, then install the version you want

2. Use Synaptic package manager, a GUI front end for apt-get
(kde menu, System, not sure under gnome or other window managers/Gui's)
If not on your system search on debian site, and install
once synaptic is running (enter root password for access)
a. search for package you want to downgrade,
b. once found select with left mouse click,
c. select "package" from menu at top
d. select "force version" from drop down list
e. a window pops up, select version you would like to roll back to
f. left click on "force version"
g. another dialog may come up, asking you to confirm/deny, type either Y or n(Y to confirm)
h. done hopefully

Old 04-03-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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Hi, i'm having kind of this problem, but none of your solutions worked.
Trying to remove libc6 would remove almost my entire os.

I created a thread, i woul appreciate if you can take a look
Old 04-03-2006, 07:23 PM   #4
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Awesome .. it worked!!


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