Saturday, January 23, 2010

How to pin Firefox to the previous version on Linux Mint

There are occasion where you may want Linux Mint to pin a specific version of firefox on Linux Mint, you can do the following:
# vim /etc/apt/preferences

Package: firefox
Pin: 3.0*
Pin-Priority: 800

  1. "Package" refers to the name of the package
  2. "Pin" refer to the criteria used for the pinning. In this case version 3.0 of firefox
  3. "Pin-Priority": Priority to handle multiple pin entries
To get back your old programs, do the following:
apt-get upgrade 
apt-get update

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