I've been using the Blender PPA which recently updated to 2.79. However, I want to remain with 2.78c for a while, but I'm not sure how to get it from the PPA (or even if I can, or find a deb file. We're using Ubuntu 16.04.
I can get a zip file from Blender.org, but I'm managing a lab full of computers with puppet and I've got mass install of deb files figured out, but not from zip...
Is there a Blender 2.78c deb file somewhere for Xenial or Debian Stretch?
Edit, the closest I've found is 2.78a: https://debian.pkgs.org/9/debian-main-amd64/blender_2.78.a+dfsg0-4_amd64.deb.html