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Re: packages not on hold



On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 06:51:57PM +1000, brett wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have been trying to put some self compiled packages on hold, but for some 
> reason apt seems to be ignoring the "hold" status. See below:
> 
> xxxxxx:/home/$user# dpkg --get-selections | grep squid
> squid                                           hold
> squid-common                                    hold
> squidclient                                     hold
> xxxxxx:/home/$user# apt-get upgrade -dV
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following packages have been kept back:
>    squid (2.5.9-10sarge1 => 2.5.9-10sarge1)
>    squid-common (2.5.9-10sarge1 => 2.5.9-10sarge1)
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
> 
> Obviously apt wants to replace my packages with the official debian packages. 
> This was working fine before the recent squid security update...
> 

Because when the sums differ from what is in the official archive, dpkg
wants to get the one from the archive.  Read my HOWTO on customizing
Debian packages for a slightly better approach:

http://familiasanchez.net/~roberto/?page=debcustomize

-Roberto
-- 
Roberto C. Sanchez
http://familiasanchez.net/~roberto

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