I need to have
xpra 0.15.10 installed on my system because the version that comes with
trusty doesn't work. Now I downloaded the binary from http://xpra.org/#download which generally works fine only that apt-get wouldn't let me install anything else but complain that I need to run
apt-get -f install first which will remove
xpra again i.e. whenever I need to run
apt-get I need to un- and re-install the
xprapackage - not very convenient I must say. Is there either an option to tell apt-get to not worry about this particular package or manually tell apt-get where to install the
deb from for this package?
I need to have
You can use
apt-mark to hold the package so that it does not get updated after you install it. The command would be from a terminal window:
sudo apt-mark hold xpra
from the manpage for
hold hold is used to mark a package as held back, which will prevent the package from being automatically installed, upgraded or removed. The command is only a wrapper around dpkg --set-selections and the state is therefore maintained by dpkg(1) and not affected by the --file option.
Hope this helps!
aptitude can be useful for resolving conflicts. sudo apt-get install aptitude It will automatically suggest a few options to resolve any issues. It handles everything to do with apt (install/remove/update etc) with simple keypresses all in the CLI.
If apt-get has problems; then launching aptitude might give you a better understanding (or way of handling it). and avoids having to know most of the uncommon apt-get commands.
If anything is highlighted RED, press E to then examine the solutions. All required keys are shown while in that screen.