Linux Mint/Ubuntu/Debian apt how to downgrade a package

First of all check to see which version if any you have available for a downgrade:

apt-cache showpkg packagename

Downgrade/Install old package:

apt-get install package=version

Example

apt-cache showpkg caja
Package: caja
Versions:
1.10.3-1+rafaela (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_rafaela_import_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)
 Description Language:
                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_rafaela_import_binary-amd64_Packages
                  MD5: 2d27e6d6f085ec92e7532bd116bd9d0a


apt-get install caja=1.10.3-1+rafaela


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