How to lock package versions from Synaptic package manager

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If you want to keep a specific package at a specific version on your machine you can try this tutorial.This is very useful if you want to lock specific version of kernel,drivers,application versions
Go to System--->Administration--->Synaptic Package Manager

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Enter your password and clik ok

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Once it opens you should to similar to the following screen

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Now you need to enter your package name in serach box in this example i am searching for midori

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Now go to Package select Lock Version

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Once it locked you should see lock icon next to your package

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Now you need to click on reload after that should see similar to the following screen

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That's it now you have successfullu locked midori package from upgrades.

Note:- Whenever you upgrade to next version of ubuntu you need to release those locked packages for this just use the same procedure as above and uncheck the packages.

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  1. why i unable to open synaptic package manager?
    it was an error occurred.. dkpg interrupted and have to ran “dkpg –configure -a” as command line but still failure. what should i do?

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