Every day I get an email from
cron-apt if there are updates available for my Debian systems (I use it in download-only mode). A typical email might look like
CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Tue Aug 27 04:00:03 BST 2013 CRON-APT SLEEP: 866, Tue Aug 27 04:14:29 BST 2013 CRON-APT ACTION: 3-download CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade -d -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The following packages will be upgraded: cacti (0.8.7g-1+squeeze1 => 0.8.7g-1+squeeze2) [...more updates...]
Usually I'll be happy to apply these updates, but there are occasions when I'll choose not to: perhaps the update fixes a feature which I don't use, but would require a disruptive action (e.g. an Apache restart) to apply.
Is there a way of telling
apt 'I'm not interested in that package update, so don't mention it again unless there are further updates'?
I don't want to pin the package, because future updates might be of interest.