Downgrade Gluster Versions on Debian


Since many companies use older versions of Gluster, here’s how you use an older version of Gluster client on Debian.

Here’s an example of using Gluster 3.6.9 on Debian Stretch, with the Gluster repositories.

$ DEBID=$(grep 'VERSION_ID=' /etc/os-release | cut -d '=' -f 2 | tr -d '"') && \
$ DEBVER=$(grep 'VERSION=' /etc/os-release | grep -Eo '[a-z]+') && \
$ echo deb${DEBID}/apt ${DEBVER} main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gluster.list
$ apt-get update && apt-get install glusterfs-client=3.6.9-1 glusterfs-common=3.6.9-1

The non-obvious part is that you have to include glusterfs-common because glusterfs-client is actually an alias to it. Hopefully my full day of smacking my head in to my desk can help someone else.

You might also have to install an older version of libreadline6, but I’ll leave that to you to figure out.

Here’s some more documentation on installing a more modern version of Gluster.