Can I install an older version of a specific package from a ppa? Specifically, I want to get an older version of
xserver-xorg-video-intel (and dependencies) from xorg-edgers ppa. The reason is that the older version seemed to work with my hardware. The present version seems to feature (I would like to found out if it is really the source) severe crashes as the present stable releases of this package do. I tried
apt-get install pkg=version
but didn't succeed. I am afraid that the packages in the cache are lost after
I do not even know the precise version number of the previous version, assuming that it doesn't have to be exactly one less. The current version is
Alternatively: Is there a place, e.g. at launchpad, where I can manually download the previous version of the package?
Yes, you can install a specific version of a package with
apt-get install pkg=versionbut the version you want needs to be available from one of your APT sources.
in this case, both
1.16.12are available to APT.
Like the main Ubuntu archive, PPAs remove superseded packages. So, only one version is available for each, Ubuntu release, in a PPA.