How to skip installing one package.
I've a recent convert to Debian from RH and MDK, and this is my first
trip down the dpkg/apt-get route.
I have setup a mail server using debian woody and several packages from
backports.org, however one package I couldn't find as I needed it was
postfix, so I compiled it myself with virtual folders, sasl and mysql
support, then I setup courier-imap etc etc.
Anyway, the end result has been exceptional however I am worried about
doing an apt-get update/upgrade because I worry my custom install of
postfix will be upgraded and I really don't want that as the replacement
is likely to be very different from the original.
You might say that if you didn't install postfix in the first place,
apt-get won't try and upgrade it, but unfortunately I did have postfix
installed via apt and overwrote it with the newly compiled version.
(because I had a ton of other stuff that apt won't install without an
Anyway, onto my question, is there anyway to tell apt-get to skip trying
to install an updated postfix package? I read though the man pages and
searched the net, but couldn't find an answer that made sense to me.