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Re: Aptitude?

On Monday 21 February 2005 16:41, Derek Broughton wrote:
> I don't think so.  I believe it ignores holds made with dpkg, but provides
> much more flexible management within itself. So, I play with sid - with
> daily upgrades - and every now and then get burned by a bad package.  I
> back it out, reinstall the old one, and put it on hold until I see a
> different new package in sid.  I'm sure I could learn to do this purely in
> aptitude, but when I last tried aptitude and it immediately replace a
> 'held' package, I tossed it.

Get the old package from whatever source is available. Install it with dpkg -i 
packagename. Start aptitude, find the package and press =. That's it. The 
package is marked as held and will not be updated.

Works for me.


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