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dpkg-hold - mark packages as `hold' to prevent installation

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NAME

dpkg-hold - mark packages as `hold' to prevent installation
 

SYNOPSIS

dpkg-hold [PACKAGE...]
 

DESCRIPTION

dpkg-hold marks package(s) to be held.
 
It achieves this by running `dpkg --set-selections' and piping in the package name(s) followed by `hold'.
 
NOTE: This program does not install, remove, purge any package. It ONLY sets the status of the package. Any actual removal or purging is done the next time dselect, apt-get, aptitude, etc are run.
 

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-remove(1), dpkg-purge(1)
 

AUTHOR

dpkg-hold was written Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>. dpkg-hold is Free Software placed in the public domain.
2009-06-02 Debian Project