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Debian: Remove package from update list

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Fergal1982, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Does anyone know how to stop a package being updated by apt-get dist-upgrade?

    To be clear, I dont want to remove the package, I just want to make sure it doesnt update from apt-get any more (its a website I initially installed via apt-get, but I want to maintain it manually from now on)
     
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  2. zimbo
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    i did this a while ago and i think it worked:

    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html

     
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  3. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Thanks for that Zimbo. I actually think I had a cleaner solution though. aptitude has a hold method that is supposed to do the same job.

    Code:
    apt-get hold <package>
    I'm not sure it filters through to apt-get, but i'll give it a shot. Failing that, I'll come back to your suggestion.

    Cheers
     
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