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Re: Putting a TESTING package on a STABLE system

> I have a similar, but reversed problem.  I have one package that I do NOT want
> to upgrade.  It happens to be LILO, and it is currently broken when used on
> laptops with SystemSoft BIOS.  I want all packages except LILO from woody
> but I want LILO to stop at potato.  Is there a way of telling apt and friends
> to do this?  If not I suppose I will have to get the source and submit a
> patch.

run dselect, go to the lilo package line and type '=': this will put the
lilo package 'on hold' and prevent it from upgrading.

i'm sure there has to be an apt-something command option to do it from
the command line, but i didn't find it...


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