I know about pinning packages with Apt. That's not what I want to do. Other questions have been answered with either using pinning or by using pins temporarily. I don't want to do this.
What I want to do is keep packages back the same way the kernel has been:
# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: linux-generic-pae linux-headers-generic-pae linux-image-generic-pae The following packages will be upgraded:
I want to add
sun-* to this list. In the past, there was a configuration parameter to do this. I've always thought it was something like
Apt::HoldPkgs but I can't find it.
I want to have these packages held from updates until I specifically request them with an
I found the
Apt::NeverAutoRemove. Will this do what I want?
Added Question: I notice that
Apt::Never-MarkAuto-Sections (among others) are not documented so far as I can see. They're not in the manpages. Neither is
Is there any comprehensive and complete documentation for