Pinning is an advanced package management technique that allows you to remain on a stable release while grabbing packages from a more recent version.

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Install only bash from trusty on old distributions (to be save from Shellshock vulnerability)

Is there a way to just install only bash from the latest distribution on an old mashine? I once did pinning to a certain version of a package, but that was bevcause I didn't want to update that ...
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apt-get update; install apache2: works on 1 VM, fails on another, with the same mirror config: [Not candidate version]

Setup I have 3 VMs, each running 12.04: VM0: hosts a debmirror-built, partial ubuntu repository. VM1 & VM2 want to use that to install packages. I've renamed /etc/apt/sources.list -> ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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Is there a way to restrict the packages installable from a repository?

I want to restrict the packages installable from a repo, eg restrict some packages to the main Ubuntu repos, even if they are available from launchpad or some other third party repos, something like ...
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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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How do I pin the lowlatency kernels so apt doesn't update with a newer generic kernel?

I'm on Kubuntu 12.04 with lts-raring HWE stack. I'm running kernel 3.8.0.30.18 low latency. A recent update replaced my low latency kernel with a slightly newer (3.8.0.31) generic kernel. I wish to ...
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How to ignore a package in apt-get? [duplicate]

So I have mysql-server-5.5 installed. I need to keep it installed and as is, but I don't want apt-get to look at it because it continually errors when attempting to sudo apt-get install. I was looking ...
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How do I prevent apt-get from upgrading packages built from source? [duplicate]

I have a package installed (xcp-xapi) which is prone to a bug. The fix is very simple (only a couple of lines in the code) so what I do is the following: apt-get source xcp-xapi Then I find the ...
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pinning a :i386 package

I have gcc-4.7 installed from the ubuntu-toolchain-r ppa. Since gcc-4.8 was recently added to that ppa, I've run into a problem. Acroread wants libstdc++6:i386, but I can't figure out how to pin that ...
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Install packages from newer release without building (apt pinning)

I need these packages with the latest upstream version backported for ubuntu/natty libccid_1.4.5-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libpcsclite1_1.8.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libpcsclite-dev_1.8.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
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Disable updating of ethernet driver

I discovered that the latest driver for my computers ethernet-adapter did not work. I fixed this by downloading an earlier driver, which worked perfectly. However every time I run "apt-get upgrade", ...
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How do I include a comma in an Apt pin definition?

I'd like to create an Apt preference file with a pin definition that matches packages originating from Google, Inc.. The following definition doesn't seem to be doing anything: Package: * Pin: ...
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System Center icon doesn't show when pinned to launcher [closed]

On Natty Narwhal, I dragged System Center to the launcher. Instead of an icon, I get a blank square on the launcher. Clicking on it does launch the system center, though. This issue does not happen ...
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How to properly pin Chrome/ium apps in their own “application” in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? What I mean is, how can I pin a Chrome/ium application and keep it to itself? I want to click on the application and have ...
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How do I add a repository, but only for a specific package/version and its dependencies?

I would like to use the Natty Narwhal repository for puppet packages, but I don’t want to upgrade my whole server. Is that possible ? My current solution is to fetch the .deb packages by hand
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How to only install updates from a specific repository?

How do I limit the updates that are installed to those from a specific set of repositories? Is this at all possible?
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How to hold a package back from being upgraded? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to forbid a specific package to be updated? I don't want my kernel or grub updated until I do it manually. Is this possible in Ubuntu (10.04, I suppose)?
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How to track Firefox beta via a PPA, but not Thunderbird daily builds etc?

I would like to install the beta of Firefox 4 in lucid or maverick. I know I can install the ubuntu-mozilla-daily PPA (ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa) and have easy apt-get access to firefox-4.0. ...
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How do I pin a particular MySQL version to avoid unnecessary upgrades?

I'm running a MySQL server, and want to keep it up to date with regular apt-upgrades. I don't want this to cause MySQL to upgrade unless I'm doing it during scheduled downtime! How do I alter my ...
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How to prevent package removal upon upgrade to new Ubuntu version?

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04, but the upgrade removed some of my packages that I had manually installed. These package (Dekiwiki from Mindtouch amongst others) are not supported by ...
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How can I make sure that pinning with apt-get is compatible with virtual packages?

In order to allow php5.2 being used on lucid, I created a ppa (ppa:txwikinger/php5.2) and build several php5.2 packages there. In order to prefer those packages I have given instructions to pin them. ...