Re: What's best quick fix for broken kde metapackage?
On Wednesday 20 February 2002 23:32, email@example.com wrote:
> Thanks for your quick reply! :)
> I've got a couple questions:
> > I will hopefully upload a new kdebase tomorrow (about 12hrs from now).
> > They have new packages in them so have to be manually overridden before
> > they can go in. As I found out today it will cause some ugly breakage
> > so put kdelibs/kdebase on hold when they appear
> Are you saying that _you_ will put those on hold,
> or that persons doing an upgrade on their Sid systems should put those
> packages on hold?
> I suspect you mean the former. But, if you mean the latter, how does one
> do that?
No he means you need to stick packages on hold.
Looking at /doc/debian/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics.html shows:
There are two ways of holding back packages, with dpkg, or with dselect.
With dpkg, you just have to export the list of package selections, with:
dpkg --get-selections > selections.txt
Then edit the resulting file selections.txt, change the line containing the
package you wish to hold, e.g. libc6, from this:
Save the file, and reload it into dpkg database with:
dpkg --set-selections < selections.txt
With dselect, you just have to enter the [S]elect screen, find the package
you wish to hold in its present state, and press the `=' key (or `H'). The
changes will go live immediately after you exit the [S]elect screen.
Earl F Hampton III