Re: Installing a package from an older distribution
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, jennyw wrote:
> I had trouble running the mutt package that comes with sarge, so I went
> back to the one in woody (by editing sources.list, including stable and
> commenting out the testing lines). Things work great now, but I would
> like to keep the older version of mutt when I do a dist-upgrade. Is there
> a way to mark it so that it doesn't get upgraded?
You put the package on 'hold'. The gurus will tell you a better way, no
doubt, but I just went through the man pages for dselect, deb, dpkg,
dpkg-deb, apt (what's with that one?), and apt-get - nothing useful - but
the man page for aptitude suggests that
aptitude hold mutt
might do the job.
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