Block a Program or Package from Future Upgrades in Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – This brief tutorial will show you how to lock a program or package in Ubuntu so that it doesn’t get upgraded or changed by other programs or packages. For example, if you have a certain program configured and don’t want it changed or upgraded by other programs, then this tutorial will show you how to lock it.   Getting started:   To get started, go to System –> Administration –> Synaptic Package Manager.     Next, select the package you want to lock.     Then click Package –> ‘Lock Version’     The selected package will be lo (HowTos)