Isn’t really an issue or problem this time, just looking for a bit of advice & a measure of feasibility.
Until recently I used to run a Deluge v1.3.15 server, quite happily if I might add. Unfortunately I had a to format & lost that installation.
Up till now I’d been using this post from askUbuntu https://askubuntu.com/questions/1184176/how-to-install-specific-older-version-of-deluge-with-all-the-dependencies.
As luck would have it, it does not work with Debain 11. With Python2 being phased out & repository changes, & a whole mess of dependency issues, after many, many futile attempts, I’ve given up on getting it to work.
But, the aforementioned method still works on Debian 10.
So my idea is to install an older build of dietpi, based of Debain 10, install deluge v1.3.15 & subsequently upgrade to the latest release. Once I’m there, I’ll restore a system image or dietpi-backup from my current system so theoretically I’ll have a functionally identical setup as to before, but now with a previous version of Deluge.
Will this work? I guess I’m mostly worried about package versions mismatching now that I’ve installed a previous version of Deluge, but as far as I could see, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Any thoughts? Advice? Encouragement, would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. I’ve tried my best to make do with Deluge 2.XX, unfortunately it’s just not ideal, otherwise I wouldn’t be going to such lengths.