I have a local repository.
Yesterday I knew that
apt-get downloads a package even if that is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions.
I have an icon theme
malys-uniblue which has version
1.7~saucy~NoobsLab.com and a newer version was in repository with version
1.7~trusty~Noobslab.com. I extract both of them and realized that it is only a repackaging. Since, icon themes are heavy on size, I don't want to download this newer repackaged deb file with only revision changes.
As, We see that only revision is changed i.e
~trusty and major part of version remained same.
The question is - Is it possible to ignore updates of packages with these kind of revision changes or repackagings? I know I need to create some preference file in
/etc/apt/preferences.d to give higher priority to local repo ignoring revisions. How do I do this?
What I want is if apt see an update with a revision change that requires download, it'll ignore it and prefer the local repo version.