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Re: prevent packages from installing

> The man page for apt_preferences is clear as mud about any (pinning) example
> that seems equivalent, or even what name(s) of file(s) are supposed to be to
> create pins. Google so far has been no help. Holding is either being ignored, or
> holds are being silently unheld. How do I keep unwanted packages from getting
> installed?
>         apt purge xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Attempting to do so wants to install
> xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu
> xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
> xserver-xorg-video-fbdev
> xserver-xorg-video-vesa
> xserver-xorg-video-vmware
> The only driver I want used is the modesetting driver built into the server.
> Anything else for this installation I would consider broken.

Check if apt-mark does what you need.

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