View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hiding unwanted updates

December 16th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Next question...

When I first installed Ubuntu I updated it fully with the update manager and then installed the driver for my Radeon HD2400, which caused me no end of display problems... In the end I tore the thing down and did a re-install. No biggie since I'd not done anything with the machine other than the initial install.

To cut a long story short I believe I've pinned this down to the updates:


Is it possible to remove these from the update manager so that I don't:

1. keep getting the reminder to update and
2. accidentally update with them!

December 16th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Find the package in synaptic (or aptitude) and force it to remain at whatever version you want it to stay at.

December 16th, 2008, 07:44 PM
System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager search for the packages you no longer want to update , select them one at a time and click on Package then Lock Version that's it. It wont try to update them anymore.

December 16th, 2008, 07:46 PM
The same but with a screenshot :)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto#Introduction%20to%20Holding%20Package s