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Old 01-06-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Always Exclude in Updates

If I want to always exclude xorg updates in Xubuntu, what is the easiest way to do that. I still want to receive automatic updates and whatnot I just don't want a new Xorg. I've had problems in the past with xorg updating and either losing video, or receiving buggy video output.
Is there an easy method to do this?
Old 01-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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You can tell APT to hold a package.

"hold" is echo packagename hold|dpkg --set-selections
revert with: echo packagename install|dpkg --set-selections

The only problem you may run into is when another package needs xorg in order to update.

You can also try pinning the apps you do not want upgraded:
APT HOWTO - Managing packages

AptPinning - Debian Wiki

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Old 01-06-2007, 07:34 PM   #3
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Will this work with Xubuntu Update Manager and/or Synaptic? Will it become permanent?


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