[Bug 581886] Re: Kubuntu updates do not respect "hold" state of packages.

William Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Sun May 23 22:40:53 UTC 2010


willy at Hamra:~$ sudo aptitude update 
[sudo] password for willy:
....
....
Reading package lists... Done

Current status: 1 update [+1].
willy at Hamra:~$ sudo aptitude full-upgrade 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  skype 
1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 20.2MB of archives. After unpacking 505kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] ^C
willy at Hamra:~$ sudo echo "skype hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections
willy at Hamra:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep hold
skype                                           hold
willy at Hamra:~$ sudo aptitude full-upgrade 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
Writing extended state information... Done
Reading package lists... Done             
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done

so far so good. i start kpackagekit, and it asks for updating skype.
the problem it seems that kpackagekit does not read/respect dpkg's preferences.
incidentally though, it DOES respect apt's pinning options. so if you pin a package, use a negative pin priority for it, you achieve a hold-like scenario. for more information, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto

** Changed in: kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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Kubuntu updates do not respect "hold" state of packages.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/581886
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