How do I unpin a package in synaptic?
I used synaptic to lock to a certain version of libglade2. This worked.
I now wish to unlock that, and let libglade2 run free to whatever version it
I can click on libglade2 then packages and uncheck lock version. At this
point libglade2 vanishes from the pinned status screen. However, while it
shows the installed version synaptic does not display any latest version. If
I click in package details versions I see there is the newer version
available. Further, apt-get install libglad2 quickly downloads and installs
the new version. I restart synaptic and the newversion is shown as pinned.
I uncheck the lock version, close synaptic and restart synaptic and it is
At one point I had this package pinned in apt/preferences, but I have removed
dpkg --get-selections reports that it is installed but it is not on hold
So this package is not mentioned in preferences, nor held in dpkg
How and why is synaptic pinning it?
The libglade2 is now the proper one for sarge, I had previously held it back
because it broke synaptics icons. I have tried this procedure in the sarge
version of synaptic and the unstable version of synaptic.
I have reviewed the bug reports for synaptic and this is not mentioned. It is
what I would imagine a very common procedure so I must presume that if it
were a bug, it would have been recognized by now. I can only conclude that I
don't understand what I am doing properly.
Am I supposed to close synaptic some way special so that the unlocking of a
package gets saved?
Is there a file I can edit?
I purged synaptic and reinstalled it, the unstable version as it supposedly
has a nice feature re: dependencies and recommends. libglade2 is still
pinned. I purged it, how can it still be pinned. It's the current version
available from the mirrors, it's not local or anything, why is it pinned?
Why can't I unpin it?
It seems as if synaptic and apt-get are using a different set of rules for
What am I missing?