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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:


Roberto C. Sanchez

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