Running Old Packages on Arch

The problem

Sometimes the need arises to run an old package version on Arch. For example you could have a really, really derpy stock broker with such an outdated UI that it requires some forsaken version of Firefox to get going.

The solution

First, locate the package version you want in the Arch archive.

Then, extract the libs of the old package somewhere in /opt, for example /opt/firefox-libs

Finally, override LD_LIBRARY_PATH when starting the program:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/firefox-libs firefox

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