Downgrade vscode to 1.25.1-3


Sunny day

Happy to update vscode to 1.26.0-2 this morning.

How to update?

Just type

sudo pacman -S visual-studio-code-bin

Awful user experience

This new feature driven me upgrade to this version.

But I would say it’s a bad idea.

  1. Title bar is more wide on linux. (ugly)
  2. Title text not align center on top. (too ugly)

The feature on UI I can choose to ignore it. Because it’s disabled in default settings.

BUT I can’t tolerate the new bug. If I try to Open Folder...[Ctrl+K Ctrl+O], the editor will crash.(OS: Arch Linux x86_64, Kernel: 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH, WM: i3)

so I need to downgrade.

How to downgrade

I installed vscode via yaourt, but it’s not support downgrade option. So I google this problem.

Someone said Old packages are normally kept in: /var/cache/pacman/pkg/

So check the directoy by ls -l /var/cache/pacman/pkg/visual-studio-code-*, I got this

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 47360116 Jul 13 18:20 /var/cache/pacman/pkg/visual-studio-code-bin-1.25.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 47352676 Aug  5 02:39 /var/cache/pacman/pkg/visual-studio-code-bin-1.25.1-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 56026160 Aug 14 18:36 /var/cache/pacman/pkg/visual-studio-code-bin-1.26.0-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Soooo lucky!

Just use pacman to reinstall the pkg

sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/visual-studio-code-bin-1.25.1-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Awsome pacman, save my life!


how to downgrade via yaourt