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Re: exclude packages from updating: apt vs yum



At Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:18:27 +0000 (UTC),
Huub wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On RedHat/Fedora, I can exclude packages from being updated like this:
> "yum --exclude <package> -y upgrade".
> Can someone please tell me (or provide a link to it) if this is also
> possible with apt-get. Reading the apt-get manpage, I didn't find an
> equality.

Yes it is possible for dpkg, apt and aptitude.  The description is in
the Debian FAQ:

http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-puttingonhold

HTH
 -- David
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