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I have a held package in Ubuntu, and Landscape recognizes it -- this is great. But how do I hold a new package from the Landscape UI?

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This is a very common question, and the UI is a bit tricky. I took some screenshots.

First:

  • Computers -> Select Computers -> Packages -> Find Package to Hold

You should end up on a screen like this:

packages

Expand the row of the package you want to hold:

Expanded Row

Click the little package icon:

Ready to Apply Changes

Then apply changes to generate the activity that will be sent to the selected computer.

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You need to click the package icon in a search results page to set/unset a hold on that package. There are also some interesting details about holding kernel updates, with the kernel metapackage playing a key role.

See Mastering Package Holds for coverage of this functionality from both Landscape and the shell.

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