Re: how to prevent apt-get upgrading a package?
On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 02:07:08PM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> Is it possible to tell apt-get to hold a package and not upgrade it when
> using dist-upgrade?
It's called dselect. But it is a secret. If you tell anyone about it,
the cabal will have to send a mob onto you. ;-)
Don't forget to rtfm, both the manpage and the key mapping online help
screen in dselect. Then simply set apt as your "access" method, run
"update", in the "select" screen, set packages to hold as you like,
the run "install"
Quoting from the dpkg(8) manpage:
dpkg is a medium-level tool to install, build, remove and
manage Debian GNU/Linux packages. The primary and more
user-friendly front-end for dpkg is dselect(8). dpkg
itself is controlled entirely via command line parameters,
INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES
dpkg maintains some usable information about available
packages. The information is divided in three classes:
states, selection states and flags. These values are
intended to be changed mainly with dselect.