I have an Ubuntu server that I recompiled libcurl for sftp support. The problem is when the server is rebooted or updated I have to reinstall the curl package. I am not clear how to persist this package, like set an ignore with apt? or something?

To install:

sudo dpkg-i libcurl3_7.19.7-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

I am running Ubuntu 10.04


2.6.32-33-server #72-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 29 21:21:55 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux



First you should understand, that if a package is getting replaced during an upgrade, that is being done for a valid reason. Whenever that happens, you should look very closely at the changelog for that package, there is a good chance that it is being updated related to some security vulnerability. If that is the case, then you should almost certainly be downloading the updated source, and re-building your local package.

In any case if you want to force a package to not be updated, you need set it to the hold state. To set a package to be held run the command aptitude hold {packagename}, or in your case aptitude hold libcurl3.

  • Thanks! That sorted the issue. I would vote you up but I don't have 15+ rep points. – jmm May 7 '12 at 20:04
  • You can mark this answer as accepted, but you might need to wait a bit longer. – Zoredache May 7 '12 at 20:07

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