[Apt-Rpm] How do I hold back individual packages from being upgraded

Gary L. Greene Jr. greeneg at tolharadys.net
Thu Dec 13 20:24:51 PST 2007

On Thursday 13 December 2007 02:58:05 pm Nigel Henry wrote:
> I have a problem with the fltk package. The Fedora 7 version will not work
> with Zynaddsubfx, so I've replaced the Fedora 7 version of fltk with that
> from FC5.
> Now when I run apt-get update, followed by apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get
> wants to upgrade fltk to the Fedora 7 version again, which I don't want.
> I've looked through the man pages for apt-get, but all I can find is the
> option --ignore-hold, but can't find any info on how to place a hold on a
> specific package.
> Any magical incantions I can use to hold back the upgrading of fltk?
> Distro: Fedora 7
> Apt version: apt-0.5.15lorg3.2-12.fc7
> Gratefull as always for any help.
> Nigel.
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You'll want to look into pinning the version you want. Take a read of the 
apt_preferences man page. There is also some info about this on 

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
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