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I need a couple of older libraries to make a program work. I can hold the packages with the following commands:

apt-mark hold package
echo package hold | dpkg --set-selections

That way when I try to upgrade the system through apt full-upgrade the system holds the packages correctly.

However, if I try to upgrade through the AppCenter, the packages are upgraded despite of the previous orders to apt and dpkg.

How can I prevent AppCenter from upgrading certain packages?

Thanks.

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    Did you ever solve this one? I guess perhaps CLI upgrade is the only way for you unless anyone else has wisdom to share. – SamMorrowDrums Feb 9 '17 at 16:48
  • Have you tried using Synaptic for this? I don't recall the steps but I know you can lock specific versions. – Sean Patterson Oct 6 '17 at 12:40
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Have you tried blacklisting some specific versions of the packages? I guess this should help for at least a while!

Package: compiz-plugins-main
Pin: version 1:0.9.7.0~bzr19-0ubuntu10.1
Pin-Priority: -1

This goes into the /etc/apt/preferences file.

As mentioned here

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This has worked for me in the past. I run Unifi Controller on this desktop and I didn't want the system to update the version I was running due to some issues that I wanted to see get worked out first. "sudo apt-mark hold unifi" did exactly that and I updated everything else for a few weeks like normal until I was ready to update unifi. "sudo apt-mark unhold unifi" released the hold. "sudo apt-mark showhold" to check it.

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