Mark packages as `hold' to prevent installation
dpkg-hold marks package(s) to be held.
It achieves this by running `dpkg --set-selections' and piping in the package name(s) followed by `hold'.
NOTE: This program does not install, remove, purge any package. It ONLY sets the status of the package. Any actual removal or purging is done the next time dselect, apt-get, aptitude, etc are run.
dpkg(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-remove(1), dpkg-purge(1)
dpkg-hold was written Craig Sanders <[email protected]>. dpkg-hold is Free Software placed in the public domain.