I am adding the elementary-desktop ppa (https://launchpad.net/~elementaryart/+archive/elementarydesktop) because it keeps track of the latest updates for several applications I use. However, I do not want nautilus to be upgraded to the elementary-desktop's version.

I understand that I can use dpkg or aptitude to "hold" updates to nautilus, but will that also hold updates from Ubuntu's repositories?

I'm looking for an ideal solution that would give me updates from Ubuntu's repository, but ignore updates from elementary-desktop.

  • Firstly open Synaptic package manager .

  • Now select the package you want to hold from a specific repo .

  • Press Ctrl + E .

  • Select the version from the standard repos . Synaptic screenshot

  • Now you will only get updates from the standard repos on that package .


If you prefere the terminal, you can do it this way:

echo "PACKAGENAME hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections

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