RE: dselect klobbers custom kernel image.
On 31-Oct-2000 Tricky Rick wrote:
> Everytime I run dselect and do Install it installs a kernel image and I
> have to reinstall my custom image. I try making my custom image 5.5 and
> it still does it. I tried to find the kernel image 2.2.17 in dselect
> and uninstalling it but it doesn't have have it marked installed.
> If it makes a difference, I recently upgraded to woody so I could run
dselect has a feature called "hold". Press the '=' symbol on a package (as
opposed to insert / delete) and the package will be held. This will prevent it
from being upgraded for as long as it is held. Ethan's answer is also correct.
By using an epoch (the 5: part of the version) your package is always newer
than others. Debian reads numbers by first looking at epochs, so 1.2.3 is less
than 1:1.2.3 which is less than 5:1.2.3.