Stop package update (apt-get)

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Feb 22 19:05:00 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 14:16 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> First, if you create your own version of something that's in the repos
> There's another thread by Sam, and from this I gathered that he wants
> the backports repo enabled, but does not want the hylafax-server updated
> though a newer version is in the backports. 

I'm not sure how that makes a difference to anything - he _does_ say their
version is customized.

> Also, the machine in 
> question is a customer's and does not have a dedicated admin so it is
> probably advisable that security updates are installed if any show up in
> the regular security repo.

Not if you're doing custom compiles - you'd generally be better off running
a program with security issues than breaking the way your users expect it
to work.  If you have a custom version of any app, you need to stay on top
of the security issues and apply the patches yourself.

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