Re: how to put packages on hold -- permanently
On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 04:13:43AM -0600, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Andrei Popescu put forth on 12/30/2009 3:41 AM:
> > I prefer to ask dpkg about installed packages, it should know best ;)
> I find the aptitude show results more useful. I have no idea what the first
> three lines of the dpkg -l output below are trying to tell me.
> :/# dpkg -l postfix
> | Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name Version Description
> ii postfix 2.5.5-1.1 High-performance
> mail transport agent
You just don't know debian packaging basics :-).
apt-* + dpkg - is very powerful and easy to use tandem.