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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

I want keep my system updated but i don't want that a specific application is updated! In my case Thunderbird. I don't want to uncheck every time proposed updates for Thunderbird. How can i add an exception in the update-manager?

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marked as duplicate by Alessio, bodhi.zazen, jrg Apr 11 '12 at 0:42

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I found a partial answer by myself: help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto#Synaptic But, what about security updates? If the package is blocked, i don't have security updates for currently version. –  Alessio Mar 14 '12 at 12:05

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Yes but you will need synaptic installed

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Then open synaptic and search for the package you want to lock and go 'Package>Lock Version'

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But i have the problem explained in my comment. –  Alessio Mar 14 '12 at 13:21
As far as i can see this will solve your problem. –  edm Mar 14 '12 at 13:27

Try this:

Update Manager > setting (software sources directly from Dash) > updates

and then check just the security updates, the other updates will be manual.

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Sorry but i don't want disable all updates and do them manually. Only for some applications. Thanks for answer. –  Alessio Mar 14 '12 at 13:20

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