I want to lock updating from the ppa:ricotz/testing repository. I don't want to purge it. I just want to lock the updates from that repository.

How do I do it?


Hit Alt+F2 and run software-properties-gtk.

Click on Other Software tab, you'll see that each PPA have two lines here, one for the compiled packages and one for the source, Uncheck both lines to disable a PPA.

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    Thanx :) done.. – Nirmik May 28 '12 at 9:36
  • What's the command line interface to this? I rename the file *.list to *.list.save. – Bohr Apr 19 '15 at 2:58

I would just comment it out in /etc/apt/sources.list like this...

# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu natty partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu natty partner
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    oh thats a nice way too.. :) thankyou :) – Nirmik May 28 '12 at 9:39

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