Older Version On New Linux Ubuntu Version

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BlackSparta
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Older Version On New Linux Ubuntu Version

Postby BlackSparta » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:27 am

Can i know where to download and install older version of inkscape in the new version of ubuntu 17.10? i tried getting it via terminal but it only shows version 0.92, i also try adding stable ppa, but it doesnt works, still only have new version 0.92! i really want to get inkscape 0.91 version, can anyone tell me how to get it?

Moini
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Re: Older Version On New Linux Ubuntu Version

Postby Moini » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:44 am

Hi there! I think you already sent an email to doctormo/Martin, where you asked the same - I didn't get to answer it yet (he included me so I could continue), we're all volunteers here.

So then, I'll answer here ;-)

Doctormo mentioned the keyword 'version pinning'.

What I would try:

Keep the ppa included, don't disable it.

Delete Inkscape:

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sudo apt-get remove inkscape


Empty package cache:

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sudo apt-get clean


Update package cache:

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sudo apt-get update


Look for possible candidates:

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apt-cache madison inkscape


Is there one 0.91 version in the list?

If so, do

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sudo apt-get install inkscape=<version name here>


If not, then, well, it hasn't been compiled for Artful, which may well be the case. Then you could try to install the 'devscripts' package with

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sudo apt-get install devscripts


and use rmadison to see if 0.91 is available for an older Ubuntu version with:

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rmadison inkscape


You can then install a version that has been compiled for an older Ubuntu version. Which might work. Or maybe not.
Else, you can compile the old Inkscape for yourself, if you want to.

If whatever you installed works, and you want to prevent it from updating when you run an upgrade, or when you've activated automatic updates, you can then pin the version with

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sudo apt-mark hold inkscape
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