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Re: [SLUG] set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable


On Tuesday 11 November 2008 10:00:09 slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > so what is a correct way of getting a back level of something ?
>
> There isn't a correct way. Every time you try to down rev
> a different package, a different kind of hammer will be needed
> and your system is likely to break in a different way.
>
> > > Also what Linux distro are you using and what release?
> >
> > Centos
>
> That uses RPM right? Does it have any decent package
> management stuff built on top of RPM? Like Yum?

rpm -Uvh --force previous-package-version.rpm

RTBM on rpm.

>> rrdtool: /usr/bin/rrdtool /usr/share/rrdtool 
>/usr/share/man/man1/rrdtool.1.gz
>> 
>> however, I need to install a backlevel rrdtool

> Regardless of which distro or distro version you are using, replacing
> the distro installed package with something you compile yourself is
> almost always a bad idea, especially when you are downgrading

Do qualify your assertion (eg if you are utterly clueless then ...) because 
otherwise the advice is. well um, um, not useful

James