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Re: [opensuse-factory] TW 20170529 major breakage in Thunderbird
* Nate Graham <pointedstick@xxxxxxxx> [05-31-17 21:33]:
Thanks. Sadly, zypper only sees the latest version of thunderbird:

sudo zypper install --oldpackage MozillaThunderbird-52.1.1-1.1
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Package 'MozillaThunderbird-52.1.1-1.1' not found.
Resolving package dependencies...

This is feeling really user-hostile. :(

I filed - Always
retain version n-1 in repo cache to facilitate package rollbacks


On 05/31/2017 07:22 PM, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
Let me also take the opportunity ask: how do you easily roll back a
package version with zypper? I read through the man page and scoured the
web but wasn't able to come up with anything that worked.

% zypper se -s pkg

will give you the list of versions that zypper knows about (has a cached
version of / can see in your repos). You can then forcefully install
(downgrade) pkg to pkg-1.2.3 with:

% zypper in --oldpackage pkg-1.2.3

You should get a warning about a downgrade. I'm not actually sure if this
will downgrade libraries (if necessary) but I would hope it does (since
zypper would see it as a reinstall with different Requires).

the tools are available for you to retain the packages as you desire, but
it is your responsibility to do so.
man zypper
search for keep-packages

you really need to learn about the tools you use.
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