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NAME

       dpkg-hold - mark packages as `hold' to prevent installation

SYNOPSIS

       dpkg-hold [PACKAGE...]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

SEE ALSO

       dpkg(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-remove(1), dpkg-purge(1)

AUTHOR

       dpkg-hold was written Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>. dpkg-hold is Free
       Software placed in the public domain.