How to downgrade a package in Arch Linux

  • Not an actual troll

    Great utility. How did you install it with pacman? I could not find it in the package repository only in the AUR. A search in the package repository: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=downgrade&maintainer=&flagged=

    • SK

      You’re right. This package is not available in the official repositories. You need to add the unofficial archlinuxfr repository.

      To do so, edit /etc/pacman.conf file:

      sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf
      Add the following lines:

      [archlinuxfr]
      SigLevel = Never
      Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/$arch

      I forgot to mention this in guide. Now, I updated the guide. Thanks.

  • Henrique Maia

    Thank you for this post. It helped me when I was stuck with a package with a bug. Great help.