[SATLUG] How to mark a package as newest

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Sat Sep 24 15:22:41 CDT 2011

I should have specified that I installed it from an older repository
(because the newer version is incompatible with certain plugins).
However, there are 50+ other packages that I would like to update from
the newer repository.

On 09/24/2011 03:01 PM, mark wrote:
> Well if you try to install it again it sets it to manually installed.
> So If you run sudo apt-get install totem, if gives this output
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> totem is already the newest version.
> totem set to manually installed.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> You'll notice the next to last line says its set to manually installed
> On Sat, 2011-09-24 at 14:48 -0500, Don Davis wrote:
>> I remember (maybe incorrectly) that there is a way to mark a package as
>> manually installed or as newest so it won't be replaced. I don't want to
>> upgrade Icedove, as the newer version doesn't support Enigmail. How can
>> I denote this when doing something such as aptitude safe-upgrade?

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