apt-get: holding back a package
While setting up Debian on a notebook I kinda had tough time with the "flash player" plugin crashing incessantly in Google Chrome. A work-around has been published here which involves replacing the flash-plugin that is shipped with Google Chrome from a previous version.
I downloaded a previous iteration from pcbeta.com. However, instead of extracting & replacing just the libpepflashplayer.so file I installed that version of Google Chrome. Flash plugin doesn't crash anymore. I thought I'd use the browser for a while until the bug is fixed in the next iteration of Google Chrome.
Now, an annoying issue cropped up, as I would run a dist-upgrade Debian shows a newer version of Google Chrome is available and would download it to proceed further.
One way to stop this would be putting the package on hold. In the case of Google Chrome, it's triggered this way:
This time when running apt-get dist-upgrade it's displayed as being held back.
Un-holding the same will require:
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