Bug 24902 - Pin to older version for deb packages results in apt error
Summary: Pin to older version for deb packages results in apt error
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Installers
Classification: Mono
Component: Linux packages (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Duncan Mak
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Reported: 2014-11-27 16:16 UTC by leonard.kleinhans42+xamarin
Modified: 2017-10-24 19:39 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description leonard.kleinhans42+xamarin 2014-11-27 16:16:20 UTC
Pinning to older version in sources.list files as described here (http://www.mono-project.com/docs/getting-started/install/linux/#accessing-older-releases) results in 

W: Conflicting distribution: http://download.mono-project.com wheezy/snapshots/3.8.0 InRelease (expected wheezy/snapshots but got wheezy)
Comment 1 johan.karlsson 2015-05-22 15:18:57 UTC
A workaround is to add /. to the end of the distribution, so the line in sources.list looks similar to

deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy/snapshots/3.12.0/. main
Comment 2 Shrayas R 2015-12-09 10:25:37 UTC
The fix of add /. to the end works for `3.12.0` but doesn't work when I try to pin to `4.0.5`. 

Any idea why?
Comment 3 johan.karlsson 2015-12-11 20:17:20 UTC
I actually have no clue why it stopped working, but I found that writing it like

deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy/snapshots 4.0.5/main

seems to work :)
Comment 4 Carlin 2017-10-24 19:39:44 UTC
Johan's workaround doesn't for me on Ubuntu Xenial. I tried all of these combinations to reference 5.0.1.1:

deb "https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu" xenial/snapshots/5.0.1.1 main

deb "https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu" xenial/snapshots/5.0.1.1/. main

deb "https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu" xenial/snapshots 5.0.1.1/main