Re: How to skip installing one package.
On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 00:11:00 +0800, Franki <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 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
> MTA installed)
> 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.
You haven't searched well, anyway look in the dpkg manual for the
"hold" option, something like echo "package_name hold" | dpkg
--set-selections or you can use dselect/aptitude/whatever... =)