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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

How can I force a package to stay at the current version, even though there's an update?

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marked as duplicate by Caesium, Uri Herrera, Eliah Kagan, Mitch, Jorge Castro Aug 6 '12 at 20:26

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That is a fairly simple setting you can set from Synaptic Package Manager.

Select the package you do not want to upgrade, then head over to the menubar and click Package->Lock Version

This will force the selected package not to upgrade.

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