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Re: Ok, how can I prevent the system from upgrading kernel-image-2.2.17 ?

On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 03:10:40AM +0100, Benj wrote:
> Well, thanks to the answers received from this list about my problem with
> the /dpkg/status file being deleted... I was able to restore an old status
> archived files.
> So now I have all the packages listed, but some are outdated and some are
> not visible (since its an old status file).
> Now, I would like to make an apt-get upgrade...... BUT, at all cost, I would
> like the system NOT to upgrade:
> kernel-image-2.2.17
> This is what have caused the problem. I use a patched kernel, and my system
> can't work without it.
> The problem when I try to do any apt-get, it tries to update it !!!! It
> seems there is somewhere a file telling the system that the previous
> kernel-image-2.2.17 updade was not completed and the system always try to
> updrade this which it can't.
> My question is: how can I locate who is asking to upgrade
> kernel-image-2.2.17 each time I try to run any apt-get ? How can I tell it
> not to do it anymore and completely ignore to take care of this file ?

Put kernel-image-2.2.17 on hold.  This can be done from dselect or with
dpkg --set-selections.

In the future, it would be best to build your custom kernel-image
package using an epoch.  See /usr/share/doc/kernel-package/README.gz.

Bob Nielsen, N7XY                          nielsen@oz.net
Bainbridge Island, WA                      http://www.oz.net/~nielsen

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