[SOLVED] - Meteor 1.6.1 App in 2022

I’m trying to resurrect an app built four years ago in version 1.6.1. I’m struggling because it seems so much has changed that I can’t get the packages I need.

I was able to get 1.6.1 install by downloading and modifying the install script.

But I can’t install any meteor packages. When I try to run I get:

=> Errors prevented startup:                  
   While selecting package versions:
   error: No version of aldeed:collection2 satisfies all constraints: @3.0.0
   Constraints on package "aldeed:collection2":
   * aldeed:collection2@3.0.0 <- top level

If I try to add a package I get:

Unable to update package catalog (are you offline?)

Is there any way to get this app to work, or do I just need to rewrite at this point?

Old versions of Meteor do not support the ssl certificates currently used by the api’s it communciates with to update the package catalog or download packages. There are work arounds documented in Expired Certificates | Meteor API Docs.

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That worked! Thank you!