October 28, 2008

Are you ready?

I haven’t been publishing here for a quite long time. I have got busy with some work and school stuff. But hopefully I will get onto this blogging road once again in a mean time :-)

Are you ready to see something BIG? Not yet? Well, that’s OK, you still have time to get ready till 11.11.2008.

On 11.11.2008 Cisco will announce something brand new – Don’t ask me what is it because I don’t know. I just found this information on the “Cisco Support Group for Uber User Internet Addicts” @ facebook. But as far as I know Cisco, it must be something GREAT & BIG :-)


October 16, 2008

Debian: Mark packages on hold

If you have installed some Debian/Ubuntu package, that you don’t wanna update trough apt-get upgrades, you can put a flag HOLD to that package.

The HOLD flag will prohibit accessing that package by regular apt-get upgrade_s. To put a package on HOLD, use the following command:

echo {PACKAGENAME} hold | dpkg --set-selections

root@recorder:~# echo vlc hold | dpkg --set-selections
root@recorder:~# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  vlc vlc-nox
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.