View Full Version : [SOLVED] Remove a Package from Updates List

October 21st, 2009, 10:18 PM
Is there a way to remove a certain package from being checked for updates? I loathe the new Kile versions from 2.1 and beyond, which are in the software channels, so I would like to keep my 2.0.1 Kile package intact without having to uncheck the box every time I check for system updates. Call me lazy, but sometimes I run a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal without thinking that Kile will be under that update list as well, and then I have to delete all traces of the new Kile since it messes up the tool bars and prefs for any future installed version. Is this possible?

Dennis N
October 21st, 2009, 10:28 PM
Start Synaptic Package Manager.
Select the package you don't want updated.
Then, from the menus at the top:
Package > Lock Version, and check the box.

October 22nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
Thanks a lot!