I installed the loki app which is the best minimalist viewer today (it can display gif/jpg and webm files, no other viewer can). [https://lowkeyviewer.com/ if you want to ckeck it out]

However now Elementary wants to install this update:

loki MCMC linkage analysis on general pedigrees Version:

This conflicts with the app that's why I uninstalled that "loki MCMC linkage whatever it is" first.

I'm happy to skip updates forever, no way I'm giving up such a good viewer.

What can I do? Is there any other alternative? Can I change the name of the loki viewer to something else? I'm not a developer, I only cloned the git hub, run yarn and installed the loki .deb

  • By the way, I have reported this issue to the developer.
    – G Durand
    Commented Sep 26, 2021 at 19:44
  • How did you install the application? Depending on the method, you should be able to "pin" your installed version so that it is not replaced.
    – matigo
    Commented Sep 27, 2021 at 8:51
  • Hi @matigo I just used the gdebi installer and installed the .deb file. I had to uninstall the "loki MCMC linkage analysis on general pedigrees" using synaptics. thanks for your suggestion, going to explore it.
    – G Durand
    Commented Sep 29, 2021 at 18:20

1 Answer 1


The problem was solved by locking the package. First in Synaptic by locking the package. Then in the Terminal with:

sudo apt-mark hold loki

Then again with dpkg for good measure:

echo "loki hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections

Now I can run all Elementary updates and my LowKey Viewer works like a dream. This solution is based on this Linux Uprising post.

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