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I'm looking for a way to install apache2-2.2.9-10+lenny4 on a debian lenny which, up to date, only have the apache2-2.2.9-10+lenny6 package. The reason I have to install the old version is to debug a website on this machine.

Thank you !

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You should be able to type the following at a root prompt:

  1. wget $URL

  2. sudo dpkg -i $PACKAGE_FILE --force

Replacing $URL with the url of the package file in the debian repository - which should be obtainable via and $PACKAGE_FILE by the name of the .deb you downloaded in step 1.

Note that this may leave your machine in a bad state. Messing around with dpkg/apt in this manner is not recommended.

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Thank you, it should be ok for me since the versions I need are not so old. Have a nice day ! – Gulli Jan 25 '10 at 11:41

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