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apt-mark

Utility to change the status of installed packages.

  • Mark a package as automatically installed:

sudo apt-mark auto {{package_name}}

  • Hold a package at its current version and prevent updates to it:

sudo apt-mark hold {{package_name}}

  • Allow a package to be updated again:

sudo apt-mark unhold {{package_name}}

  • Show manually installed packages:

apt-mark showmanual

  • Show held packages that aren't being updated:

apt-mark showhold