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Re: to not apt-get upgrade certain packages

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 08:14:26PM -0500, Ganeshram Iyer wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am trying to ensure that certain packages that I have apt-get
> installed are never upgraded (even security). specifically these are
> libwine wine wine-utils. I have version 20041019 the version
> recommended by winetools package
> (http://www.von-thadden.de/Joachim/WineTools/) and I am more than
> happy with this version. the other versions do not work as well (I
> have tried). now everytime i need to do an apt-get upgrade I first
> simulate with a (-s) and see which packages other than the wine*
> packages have to be upgraded and select those manually to be updated
> using apt-get. anyway I can tell apt-get upgrade to never upgrade
> those three packages and leave them untouched? I tried to do something
> with apt-preferences but got nowhere (still a newbie - just 2 months
> with debian - although a year with rpm based distros)

If you use a package manager like dselect or aptitude, then you can tell
it to "hold" the package.  You can also do this directly with dpkg.  In
aptitude, simply pressing equals (=) with the package name selected
places it on hold.  For dpkg and others you will need to read the man
pages, or maybe someone else can explain how.

Roberto C. Sanchez

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