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    Excluding a package when dist-upgrade'ing

    Is there a way of excluding a software package when issuing the 'apt-get dist-upgrade' command? For example the newer 'pm-utils' packs are incompatible with my hardware and my laptop starts to glitch. What I do is I uninstall and replace the package every time I run 'sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade'. Which is kind of annoying. I know that you can hide updates from the update manager, but what about the terminal? I'm sure there are codes like "dist-upgrade [except pm-utils]"

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    Re: Excluding a package when dist-upgrade'ing

    I don't know for sure, since I never do dist-upgrade, but you could try this:

    http://www.accessdataservices.com/bl...-hold-version/
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
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    Re: Excluding a package when dist-upgrade'ing

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    I don't know for sure, since I never do dist-upgrade, but you could try this:

    http://www.accessdataservices.com/bl...-hold-version/
    Excellent! Thanks Mörgæs, just what I was looking for!

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