[vox] Re: A Criticism of Debian Testing
richard at sheflug.co.uk
Wed Nov 23 02:15:51 PST 2005
> I think I need to look at the documentation that Karsten cited to
> see if I can upgrade some packages, and at the same time prevent
> others from being removed.
To avoid having to read 60 pages of outdated junk have a look at this
in your web browser....
" With dpkg, first export the list of package selections:
dpkg --get-selections \* > selections.txt
Then edit the resulting file selections.txt, changing the line
containing the package you wish to hold, e.g. libc6, from this:
Save the file, and reload it into dpkg database with:
dpkg --set-selections < selections.txt
Or, if you know the package name to hold, simply run:
echo libc6 hold | dpkg --set-selections "
That combined with some advanced apt-get and aptitude magic should
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