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#1 2016-12-25 19:57:14

Dev1
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How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

howdy folks !

as title says, i want to leave the 'cutting edge' [ceres] and stay a little 'testing' ...

tia !

Last edited by Dev1 (2016-12-26 00:19:17)

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#2 2016-12-25 21:55:00

bobemoe
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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

I've reverted a few backports and testing packages recently like this and it works well. For a whole install you may be better off reinstalling from stable. I'm pretty sure I've attempted whole installs like this before but don't think it was overly successful, however certainly interesting wink

Make sure apt sources contain only the stable repos you want to use.

Apt pin stable to highest priority in apt/preferences:

    Package: *
    Pin: release a=stable
    Pin-Priority: 1001

Apt update/upgrade/dist-upgrade.

More info and WARNINGS here: http://serverfault.com/questions/484592 … m-unstable

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#3 2016-12-26 00:21:41

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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

bobemoe wrote:

testing

So sorry dude, i meant from unstable to testing !

Last edited by Dev1 (2016-12-26 22:48:09)

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#4 2016-12-26 08:21:55

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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

Same principle applies, just amend the repos you use and the release you pin.   You'll probably have better luck going from unstable to testing because there is less difference between them.

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#5 2016-12-26 16:22:44

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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

^
thx so much !

let's say ...

Package: *
    Pin: release a=testing
    Pin-Priority: 1001

? ...

Last edited by Dev1 (2016-12-26 16:23:12)

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#6 2016-12-26 16:30:25

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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

bobemoe wrote:

Apt pin stable to highest priority in apt/preferences:

    Package: *
    Pin: release a=stable
    Pin-Priority: 1001

My /etc/apt/preferences.d/ IS EMPTY !

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#7 2016-12-26 17:35:37

golinux
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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

It won't be empty once you add the pinning information.  Why on earth would you be running ceres when you have to ask basic questions like in this thread?  Maybe you should stick to stable . . .  smile

(Note that I have never had to pin a package so can't confirm if the above info is correct.)

Last edited by golinux (2016-12-26 17:37:13)

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#8 2016-12-27 21:44:59

Dev1
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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

i don't think so ...  i don't think is necessary add the pinning info !

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#9 2016-12-29 15:13:07

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Re: How to downgrade from unstable to testing ...

bobemoe wrote:

Apt update/upgrade/dist-upgrade

No more  apt-get   ?


NOW IS Apt update/upgrade/dist-upgrade ? ?

tia !

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