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Preventing Debian Package Upgrades

The simple mechanism Debian has for performing package upgrades, apt-get, is often touted as a good thing and indeed it is. But sometimes you will have a package installed that you absolutely do not want to be upgraded.
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If you have a locally modified package which you don’t want to upgrade then you can put this on “hold”. This means that even if a newer version of that package is available it will not be upgraded. Ever.

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