From MEPIS Documentation Wiki
A package can be pinned or locked to stop upgrading or installation. Here, the example is with Nvidia drivers that might break if Debian releases new version and you do an upgrade.
- Open Synaptic
- Highlight the package you want to pin (examples below). To highlight more than one, use Ctrl-Click to select them
- On the top menu, click Package --> Lock package
NOTE: this only pins the package inside Synaptic, so if you use
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
in a terminal, the package will be treated as unpinned.
Run command "kdesu kwrite" and open the file:
For the Nvidia drivers, add the following entries:
Package: nvidia-glx Pin: version 1.0.7174* Pin-Priority: 1000
Package: nvidia-kernel-source Pin: version 1.0.7174* Pin-Priority: 1000
Package: nvidia-kernel-2.6.10 Pin: version 1.0.7174*+MEPIS.3.3 Pin-Priority: 1000
Package: nvidia-kernel-common Pin: version 1.0.7174* Pin-Priority: 1000
- Version 1.0.7174 is used only as an example, check the current version of your drivers by typing into a terminal:
dpkg -l nvidia*