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Old 04-27-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
raid517
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How to prevent a package from being removed?


Hi, how do I prevent a package from being removed? I have installed a single package from an unnoficial repository, but every time I do an apt-get dist-upgrade (or apt-get anything for that matter) it gets removed. How do I stop this? How can I tell apt-get and dpkg to ignore it?

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Old 04-28-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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Re: How to prevent a package from being removed?

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Hi, how do I prevent a package from being removed? I have installed a single package from an unnoficial repository, but every time I do an apt-get dist-upgrade (or apt-get anything for that matter) it gets removed. How do I stop this? How can I tell apt-get and dpkg to ignore it?

GJ
Put the package on hold.

Code:
echo "package_name hold"  dpkg --set-selections package_name
Of course changing package_name to the name of the package you want to hold this done as root making sure that you do a dselect update to get the dpkg and apt databases in sync again.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Happytux, I didn't know about putting a package on hold. Can't you also do it in preferences by setting a pin priority >1000? For example, I use a specific version of wine. In /etc/apt/preferences I have, for example:
Quote:
Package: libwine
Pin: version 0.0.20040615-1
Pin-Priority: 1001
To prevent libwine from being upgraded from version 0.0.20040615-1.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 11:09 PM   #4
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I thought putting a pakage on hold prevents it from getting installed...not holding it from being removed.
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