How to downgrade an application if downgrade does not work

In this article we have learned that there is a powerful tool installed on ArchMerge i.e. downgrade. With this application you can downgrade an application in an easy way. You can see the picture at the bottom page how to downgrade firefox.

BUT when you do a clean install and you want to downgrade a package from AUR you will NOT have a cache fileĀ  on your system and downgrade cannot provide support for AUR.


Then here is another solution for you to solve this issue. Normally I would explain to build the package but in this instance (pamac-aur) that will not work. I will explain an even easier solution.

Download the package from our github repo.

Go and look for the version you need i.e. pamac-aur-6.2.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
or a later version if you need it.

and install it afterwards with

sudo pacman -U pamac-aur-6.2.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Then we will have to tell pamac and pacman NOT to update pamac-aur.

We need to edit following file and the following line

IgnorePkg = pamac-aur
Downgrading packages NOT coming from THE AUR will give you much more choice
example firefox