How to downgrade to Iceweasel 28?

Alex Bayard the.cyberalex at
Wed May 7 09:38:56 UTC 2014

Hello there,

Following Carsten's advice, I went to check the old versions on '': unfortunately theses packages need a *feckload* of
dependencies in order to be installed. Which leads me to think that using
them might not be very clever, regarding the overall stability of my

Then I was lucky to find the following packages, on one system on which I
had not ran clean / autoclean :
- iceweasel_28.0-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb
- xulrunner-28_28.0-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb

I moved theses two files on a dedicated directory, and then ran dpkg -i
*.deb, which unfortunately failed, with the following error message:

root at mysystem:/home/myuser/Downloads/iceweasel28# dpkg -i *.deb
(Reading database ... 83682 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace iceweasel 24.5.0esr-1~deb7u1 (using
iceweasel_28.0-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb) ...
Leaving 'diversion of /usr/bin/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox.real by
Unpacking replacement iceweasel ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy archive member from
'iceweasel_28.0-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb' to decompressor pipe: unexpected end of
file or stream
dpkg-deb (subprocess): decompressing archive member: lzma error: unexpected
end of input
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing iceweasel_28.0-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb (--install):
 cannot copy extracted data for './usr/lib/iceweasel/webapprt-stub' to
'/usr/lib/iceweasel/webapprt-stub.dpkg-new': unexpected end of file or
Preparing to replace xulrunner-28 28.0-1~bpo70+1 (using
xulrunner-28_28.0-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement xulrunner-28 ...
Setting up xulrunner-28 (28.0-1~bpo70+1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Last I went to '': there I can
(of course) only find the latest version.

Could please someone tell me where are archived the previous versions?


Alexandre Bayard
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