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

Run the following (as root):

     dpkg --get-selections kernel-image-2.2.17 | \
        sed -e 's/install$/hold/' | dpkg --set-selections

This will place kernel-image-2.2.17 on hold, which will prevent
apt/dselect/etc. from trying to upgrade it.  To reverse the process,
rerun with the sed command changed to 's/hold$/install/'.

For what it's worth, the above can also be performed within dselect via
the "H" or "=" keys (but how much fun is that? ;-).

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 So now I have all the packages listed, but some are outdated and some are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 ?
> Thanks
> Benj

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