Cannot Downgrade to Release version Kodi 18.1

Continuing the discussion from [TESTING] Kodi v18 release builds:

Tried following the steps here to downgrade.

sudo apt-get install vero3-mediacenter-osmc=18.2.0-4

saw from another thread it’s now
sudo apt-get install vero3-mediacenter-osmc=18.2.0-5

but neither works. I get
E: Version ‘18.2.0-5’ for ‘vero3-mediacenter-osmc’ was not found

I am on a Vero 4? Is that maybe why?

Did you run sudo apt-get update first?

Yes I did.

also did a dist-upgrade as well
I followed the instructions to the letter

I see in another thread the downgrade command is:
sudo apt-get install mediacenter-osmc=18.1-xxx

Should I try that with version 18.2.0-5?

Tried - unable to locate package

sources.list

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://apt.osmc.tv stretch main

#Dev Nightlies OSMC
#deb http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc-19/public gmc-19 main

#Stable Branch OSMC
#deb http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc-18 gmc-18 main
deb http://apt.osmc.tv stretch-devel main

I also commented out the stretch-devel source as well, then force installed 18.2.0-5 just couple of hours ago (from the test release, and prior to that the nightlys).

Tried that… no go

Can you post debug logs.

where can I find the logs?
do you mean I have to enable in OSMC or do I try a downgrade and get log by ssh?

You can submit from CLI or MyOSMC:

https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/how-to-submit-a-useful-support-request/

Log uploaded here

https://paste.osmc.tv/onehuzamur.vhdl

Not seeing the full logs. Can you run:

grab-logs -A

hmm… same as when I tried to load through GUI…
https://paste.osmc.tv/<html>
which isn’t helpful…

Odd. Can you post the output from this:

sudo dpkg -l | grep mediacenter-osmc

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

sudo apt-get install vero3-mediacenter-osmc=18.2.0-6

osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ sudo dpkg -l | grep mediacenter-osmc
ii vero3-mediacenter-osmc 18.8-23 armhf Media Center package for OSMC

Following rest of steps now…

OK it’s downloading and installing this now

Are these the correct entries for my sources.list going forward?

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://apt.osmc.tv stretch main

Great.

Yes, those point you back to stable. They are correct.

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osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ sudo dpkg -l | grep mediacenter-osmc
ii  vero3-mediacenter-osmc               18.8-23                        armhf        Media Center package for OSMC
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ sudo apt-get clean
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:2 http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:3 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Hit:1 http://ftp.fau.de/osmc/osmc/apt stretch InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ sudo apt-get install vero3-mediacenter-osmc=18.2.0-6
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be DOWNGRADED:
  vero3-mediacenter-osmc
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 downgraded, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 88.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 1075 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 http://ftp.fau.de/osmc/osmc/apt stretch/main armhf vero3-mediacenter-osmc armhf 18.2.0-6 [88.2 MB]
Fetched 88.2 MB in 29s (3008 kB/s)
dpkg: warning: downgrading vero3-mediacenter-osmc from 18.8-23 to 18.2.0-6
(Reading database ... 25897 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../vero3-mediacenter-osmc_18.2.0-6_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking vero3-mediacenter-osmc (18.2.0-6) over (18.8-23) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ...
Setting up vero3-mediacenter-osmc (18.2.0-6) ...
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$

Woot! I think I’m there!

osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ grep Kodi .kodi/temp/kodi.log | head -3
2019-04-22 14:29:39.492 T:4069003264  NOTICE: Starting Kodi (18.2-RC1). Platform: Linux ARM (Thumb) 32-bit
2019-04-22 14:29:39.492 T:4069003264  NOTICE: Using Release Kodi x32 build (version for Vero)
2019-04-22 14:29:39.492 T:4069003264  NOTICE: Kodi compiled 2019-04-11 by GCC 6.3.0 for Linux ARM (Thumb) 32-bit version 4.9.110 (264558)
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$ grep VERSION_ID /etc/os-release
VERSION_ID="2019.04-1"
osmc@osmc_vero4:~$

Thanks!

Perfect.

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Thankyou so much for your help.