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Re: holding packages

* Brian May <bam@debian.org> wrote:

You lost me.

> No, it if you run apt, it does the hold, before dpkg even sees the
> package.

What do you mean with "run apt"?

When is a package on "hold", and how do you set a package on hold?

A package is on status "hold" for apt _and_ dpkg, when the "hold"
status is set in /var/lib/dpkg/status.

apt-get *can not* set this status. 

The only way to do this is by editing the file or using dpkg.

echo "packagename hold" | dpkg --set-selections

is the current interface to tell dpkg to set the status to "hold" in


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