How can I revert back to python 3.9

What is the procedure needed to revert back to python 3.9 ?

Don’t know if it’s advisable but you could do it with:

#  downgrade python
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Safest way would be to restore a backup.

You could manually downgrade python and the many packages updated to use python 3.10 … this would be time consuming and potentially error prone though, and would leave your system in a partially upgraded state.

Generally not recommended.

What python 3.10 issue makes you want to downgrade?

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Not that I want to but my system is mainly used for entainment . Destroyed my Kodi set-up . Yes Kodi works great , but all 3rd party add-ons and builds are hooped .
Since I just completed a fresh install of Atlantis and worked flawlessy . Worst would be to install Atlantis again .
Question is if I re-install Alantis again , online method as I use KDE would this include all the updates as well . Or would I have to install off-line ( xfce ) to avoid last round of updates .
Is there a method to do on-line KDE install without it doing the updates ?
I will decide direction I take after my morning coffee …
Thank You Lemon for info , and Thank You Otherbarry for warning …
Thanks from Moonfrog

Is not only downgrade python but also al related modules… generaly al aur related need to rebuild…like yay -S $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9) --answerclean All
Rest need rebuild…

That’s the nature of rolling distros. You could go through your pacman log file and downgrade every Python related package manually, but that’s a pain. Personally, I would just wait for all the broken packages to receive an update that fixes them. If that was not acceptable to me, I’d use a fixed release distro on that paricular computer.


First, I would just say that I agree with @otherbarry and @Kresimir. I also maintain a kodi htpc and I stopped trying to use Arch-based distros for this a long time ago.

To answer your question. If you do an online install, it downloads the latest packages directly so it will always be updated. You can’t avoid this easily.

You can do an offline install. However, you couldn’t switch to plasma normally that way. You would need to install the packages from the arch archives instead of the repos.


Thank You Ringo and Kresimir , got all info needed now . Decision making time . Still working on first cup of coffee .
Hardest part is dealing with Family and Friends !
Endeavour and forum are the best …

Thanks to all … Moonfrog

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If you only use kodi and nothing else, there are some distros which are literally built around kodi and are completely plug and play. You can get up and running in just a few minutes.

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What about trying to use KODI flatpak? Would that solve the issue?

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Your best bet is to migrate to a distro that is built just for Kodi. You should have very less amount of head eachs.

Thank You Dalto . To me , any other OS is a downgrade !
Only Endeavour in this house !

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Never thought of that , might try . Thanks

I’ve cleaned up Kodi running on 2 laptops en wait untill those addons have been updated or so.
Have Kodi running on a Shield, so I’m fine.

Although my machine is mostly entertainment and media , I use it for everything . Endeavour is the best OS ever ! Will not downgrade to anything else . Gonna stay with the best , But thank you for the idea .

Ah, then the best thing is to just upgrade 1 once a week or 1 for 2 weeks. Because it would give more time for things like this to get sorted.

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Can you install new apps without upgrading?

You might try the flatpak idea that @sradjoker proposed.

Not safely.

I do not think this will help. The add-on system that kodi uses requires Python. If a version of the needed Python libraries are bundled in the Flatpak, then it will. If memory serves, that is not the case with the Flatpak of Kodi. It still relied on the version of Python installed on my system to build its environment. However, I may be wrong. It has been a long time since I played around with the Flatpak version.