Aptitude prevention

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 12:32:21 UTC 2009

Donn wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to prevent openoffice from upgrading. Frankly, I rarely use it and it 
> want to chew 92mb of my bandwidth. I am dimly aware that there is a subject 
> called 'pinning' -- is that a way I can tell aptitude to ignore this update?
> Here's the stuff it want to upgrade:
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   libsmbclient libwbclient0 openoffice.org-base-core openoffice.org-calc 
> openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core
>   openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-emailmerge openoffice.org-gnome openoffice.org-
> gtk openoffice.org-impress
>   openoffice.org-java-common openoffice.org-kde openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-
> style-crystal openoffice.org-style-human
>   openoffice.org-writer python-uno samba-common smbclient ttf-opensymbol uno-
> libs3 ure winbind
> 24 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 91.9MB of archives. After unpacking 20.5kB will be used.
> So, how can I put all that aside and let other updates continue normally?
> Just to clarify, I want to wipe and reinstall Karmik when it comes out (32 bit 
> this time, 64 has been hell) so I don't really care about openoffice right now.
> \d

Donn, it can be done, and not very hard. all you need to know about
pinning is here:

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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