[Durham] Holding packages from being updated

Neil Shaw nelug at nshaw.co.uk
Thu Jul 10 11:15:55 UTC 2014

I have seen:
sudo apt-mark hold <package>

given as a way of preventing a package from being updated (see #17 on
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openbve/+bug/1273393  ). Not
tried it myself, but worth a shot.

On 10 July 2014 11:54, Andrew Glass <andrewglass3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey guys
> When I do apt-get upgrade on Debian it shows a rather large list of files
> that need updating.  However openswan is one of them and after seeking
> answers on github I was told there's a bug in the Debian update of openswan
> that stops iOS users from connecting.
> I would therefore like to upgrade all the packages listed
> without upgrading openswan.  I believe 'aptitude hold openswan' would work
> but if I run that then reload the 'apt-get upgrade' command openswan shows
> up again.
> Could anyone give me assistance with updating the system but blocking
> certain packages from being installed during the apt-get upgrade process??
> Cheers
> Andy
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