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[manjaro] install an older version of a package (downgrade)

Problem
There is a problem with the newest version of a package and you want to go back to the previous version. How to do that?

Note: currently (January 2016) there is a problem with the newest truecrypt package (truecrypt 7.1a-3), you cannot mount any volume, so it is suggested to install version 7.1a-2.

Solution
Visit the official archive site at https://archive.archlinux.org/ , enter packages/, and download the package with the desired version. The extension of a package is .tar.xz .

How to install it from the file system:

sudo pacman -U package.tar.xz

However, if you update all your packages with “yaourt -Syua“, this older package will be upgraded. To prevent that, edit the file “/etc/pacman.conf” and put the name of the package in an ignore list. My ignore list looks like this:

IgnorePkg   = vuze truecrypt
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