[SLUG] Debian downgrade

From: Eric Jahn (eric@ejahn.net)
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 23:48:46 EDT

So I installed Debian from the netinstall CD which, for the iso I downloaded,
only had Sarge and Sid available, so I installed Sarge. Now the Debian
system is operational, and I wish to downgrade it to Woody, mostly because I
want as stable a system as possible for the long run. To downgrade, I saw
this on the net.
modify the /etc/apt/preferences file to contain:

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 1001

and "apt-get upgrade" will downgrade everything (you might want to
prevent it downgrading apt though):
is this the best way to quickly downgrade? Also, I must confess, I couldn't
resist checking out the new 2.6 kernel that was in the tree, because I heard
it had a more sophisticated task switching mechanism making the desktop
appear smoother. Now I want to back down to a stable kernel. Is this just a
simple apt-get install operation on the new, lower version stable kernel?
Thanks for the advice!
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