Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

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leonbnu
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Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

Postby leonbnu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:25 pm

My LMDE is screwed up after a careless "dist-upgrade". Somehow, X couldn't start again and lots of unmet dependencies. The whole system is a mess now. Is it possible to revert back or switch back to testing?

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Re: Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

Postby vincent » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:28 am

Are you saying that you switched your repos to point to Sid/unstable? In that case, no, there is no easy way to revert from unstable to testing.
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Re: Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

Postby leonbnu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:34 pm

vincent wrote:Are you saying that you switched your repos to point to Sid/unstable? In that case, no, there is no easy way to revert from unstable to testing.


yeah, forgot to comment out the unstable deb source in the sources.list before upgrade..... :(

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Re: Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

Postby libssd » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:38 pm

Backup, backup, backup.

I recently copied some files to what turned out to be a defective USB thumb drive, then deleted them temporarily from the internal drive. When I went to copy the files back, I discovered that some were unreadable. Restored from a backup made 24 hours earlier, no drama.

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Re: Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

Postby leonbnu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:00 pm

Now, I really wish Linux Mint team could write a apt-get wrapper to force a restore checkpoint by default before each upgrade.

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Re: Is it possible to revert after an upgrade?

Postby jeffreyC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:21 pm

With apt preferences aka apt-pinning it can be possible to downgrade packages.

But if you can't get into X ?

I hope you have a separate home partition.
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