Re: holding packages
On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 09:05:39PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> Personally I would like to be able to do something like:
> dpkg --setstatus hold libldap2-dev libsasl-dev libhsync0 libhsync-dev
> all on the one dpkg command line.
i've posted this to the list a few times before. save it as
# dpkg-hold -- command line tool to flag package(s) as held.
# by Craig Sanders, 1998-10-26. This script is hereby placed into the
# public domain.
# BUGS: this script has absolutely no error checking. this is not good.
if [ -z "$*" ] ; then
echo " dpkg-hold <package...>"
for i in $@ ; do
echo "$i hold"
done | dpkg --set-selections
there are obvious variations for dpkg-unhold, dpkg-purge, and
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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