Re: Preventing a Debian package from installing (Pinning out)
Mark Hobley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:[color=blue]
> How to I prevent a package from installing on a Debian system?[/color]
I have created a configuration file /etc/apt/preferences as follows:
Pin: version *
I want to lock out base-passwd from ever re-installing.
When I run dselect, it still shows base-passwd as destined for re-installation.
Is this because some packages still have dependencies on base-passwd?
Can I override the package database for the dependendants, tricking the package
database into thinking that the packages are not dependent on base-passwd?
How do I do this?
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