How to deal with the generic kernel?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Mon Jun 3 10:23:03 UTC 2013

On Mo, 2013-06-03 at 12:02 +0200, Pablo Fernandez wrote: 
> I think the following workaround will prevent the installation of the
> generic kernel:
> Synaptic, Select (but don't mark) "linux-image-generic". Menu: Package
> -> Lock version   (which also means "don't install" for non installed
> packages, I guess). 
> I haven't tested this because I don't do automatic upgrades and so I
> am not 100% sure it will work.
IIRC this does work, but AFAIR only if you're using synaptic, if you use
apt you perhaps need to "hold" (= "lock") the package using apt, while
apt should be a backend for apt?! Perhaps I'm confuding it with an issue
I experienced when using aptitude. 

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