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RE: Debian /etc/apt/sources.list

Thanks for the response clive

Is there an option you can place in the sources.list file so that you
don't have to remember to supply this parameter everytime you use



-----Original Message-----
From: Clive Menzies [mailto:clive@clivemenzies.co.uk] 
Sent: 20 October 2006 11:21
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Debian /etc/apt/sources.list

On (20/10/06 10:57), Andrew Small wrote:
> I use the command apt-get to keep my system up to date.  The list of
> repositories I use to get updated 
> packages is kept in /etc/apt/sources.list.  I already have a
> package installed which I do not want
> to update.
> How do I get apt-get to ignore updating this package when it is
> on the command line?
> Is it possible to put the package name in the sources.list file etc.
> This would be really useful so that if someone
> else is managing the system they do not have to be aware that this
> package should be ignored.

I use aptitude which has a hold option
 aptitude hold <packages>...

I just checked the apt-get man page and couldn't see an equivalent but
someone else may confirm it works.  If not apt-get should respect
aptitude's 'wishes'.



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