how to apply these upgrades?

Clint Byrum clint at
Sat Jul 13 15:10:41 UTC 2013

Excerpts from Rajeev Prasad's message of 2013-07-12 12:26:23 -0700:
> hello,
> aptitude shows i have to upgrade:
> mysql-client-5.5
> mysql-server-5.5
> mysql-server-core-5.5
> and java
> i want to upgrade all but java.
> how to do it?

echo "java-package-foo hold" | dpkg --set-selections

This will make java-package-foo somewhat invisible to dpkg and apt. Then
when you are ready to upgrade it:

echo "java-package-foo install" | dpkg --set-selections

Doing this will let you simply use apt-get as usual (I do not know
anything about aptitude, but would be surprised if it ignored holds).

If you want a more permanent solution, you can use "pinning" to make
sure apt only uses a certain version or source for a package. Google
will help you with how to do "apt pinning".

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