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Old 04-12-2004, 09:18 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2002
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Keeping APT packages from being upgraded

I'm using Fedora Core 1, with APT for RPM.
When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, I get the following output:
The following packages will be upgraded
   nvidia-glx (1.0.4620-0.lvn.18.1 => 1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1)
   nvidia-glx-devel (1.0.4620-0.lvn.18.1 => 1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1)
The following packages will be REMOVED:
   kernel-module-nvidia-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl#0:1.0.4620-0.lvn.18.1 (1.0.4620-0.lvn.18.1)
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   kernel-module-nvidia-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl#0:1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1 (1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1)
I don't want those packages to be upgraded, because the 4620 nvidia drivers run better than the 5336 nvidia drivers with my graphics card.
I've tried adding lines to /etc/apt/preferences to keep them from being upgraded, but nothing seems to work.

Can anyone either tell me what lines would work in /etc/apt/preferences, or tell me another way to keep those packages from being upgraded?

Last edited by pilot1; 04-12-2004 at 09:20 AM.


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