Disabling packages from the update manager

Posted by asoundmove on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by asoundmove
Published on 2011-02-05T00:41:53Z Indexed on 2011/02/05 7:33 UTC
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Hi all,

I'm looking for ways to blacklist packages from being suggested for update by the update manager.

Reason: gdesklets for instance works for me with v0.36.1-3, but the update manager keeps suggesting 0.36.1-4. When I use update manager, I generally just scan the list of updates and click Ok. Hoever when some packages which I want to keep at a certain version are in the middle I tend to miss them. Hence looking for a way to blacklist them for the purposes of the update manager.

I have found such a blacklist to disable packages from the auto-update, but it only seems to work with auto-update (fully unattended) - the update manager still lists the package for update and ticks it by default, like all packages.

Any hints as to where I could find this feature - if it exists?

TIA, asm.

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