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Re: want pinning with examples to prevent unwanted package(s) from being installed




On 31-08-17, Dejan Jocic wrote:
> On 31-08-17, Felix Miata wrote:
> > Over an hour I've been searching in vain, apparently using broken Google-fu, for
> > something using examples to explain how to prevent unwanted package(s) from
> > being installed via pinning when apt-mark's hold is being disregarded. Anyone
> > familiar with an URL that would do this?
> > 
> > In openSUSE, it's a simple process:
> > 
> > 	zypper al unwantedpackagename[version]
> > 
> > That's all there is to it, other than it also works with wildcards.
> > -- 
> > "The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
> > words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
> > 
> >  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
> > 
> > Felix Miata  ***  http://fm.no-ip.com/
> > 
> 
> Not sure that I understand, because man page gives enough examples.
> Like:
> 
>  P < 0
>       prevents the version from being installed
> 
> So, for preventing some package to be installed:
> 
> Package: somepackage
> Pin: origin ""
> Pin-Priority: -1
> 
> That will prevent all packages with somepackage name to be installed, no
> matter of origin. In Pin section, you can use release instead, if you
> want to restrict just specific release, but that is all well explained
> in man page of apt_preferences with lots of examples.
> 
Eh, was bit sleepy still when I wrote this. Posting before properly
waking up should be forbidden. That origin part will prevent only from
local site. Use something like Pin: release a=stable instead of it. You
can also use name like Pin: release n=stretch. And for package, you can
use also version, like Pin: version 2.01.1-1+b2. Or even Pin: version
2.01* to prevent all versions starting with 2.01 to be installed.


Sorry for confusion.