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Old 05-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Need help on adept package manager

I'm running Kubuntu and I want to be able to specify that specific packages never install regardless of an update, upgrade or manual installation using the repositories.

I could do this under Fedora and Red hat in the yum repositories,

I'm looking for a way to do this under ubuntu.

I don't want package X installed for any reason.

I try to install package Y, but package Y has package X as a dependency. Since I have prohibited X from installing, Y should fail to install.

Thanks in advance
Old 05-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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You must do it manually for adept (see what it is going to install each time).

See the apt-get tutorials for more control.


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Old 05-30-2008, 09:25 AM   #3
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Look into using apt pin. You can tell the system to stick at a particular version of a file and to never up or downgrade it. You'll need to remember to change it if you ever do need to upgrade though.
Old 05-31-2008, 07:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses, I will check the guides ad manuals in more detail.

Perhaps there is some hidden feature, and perhaps this could be a recommended future enhancement for apt-get



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