dpkg-hold - program to flag for hold a package or packages
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.
dpkg(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-remove(1), dpkg-purge(1)
dpkg-hold was written Craig Sanders <email@example.com>. dpkg-hold is Free
Software placed in the public domain.