Re: apt-listbugs behavior (was libpangocairo and gimp...)
On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 12:12:44PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> use aptitude interactively and ':' will hold a package at its current
> level. also, '?' within apt-listbugs allows you to pin the packages,
> but I've not tried it to determine the results.
That is a bit confusing because '?' is normally(?) the help key.
As to putting a package on hold:
'echo pkgname hold | dpkg --set-selections'
" ... the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of
rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government
conspiracy of `X-Files' proportions and insidiousness."
Letter to the LA Times Magazine, September 18, 2005.