I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers.

I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. Man page and Apt-daters web site have very little documentation about using it.

So does Apt-dater have ability to do what I want?

(I could manually select and update all but problematic packages on Apt-dater but that would defeat the purpose of the software.)


Pinning is the canonical way to pin packages to a certain version on Debian based Linuxes.

Configuration management tools like Puppet or Chef can be used to roll out a pinning config to many hosts.

  • Thanks but I'd still like to know if Apt-dater can do it. – Madoc Comadrin Jul 30 '14 at 12:47
  • AFAIK apt-dater just calls APT on the target host and relies on a sound config there. That suggests that a pinning config should be put on the hosts that need one. – fuero Jul 30 '14 at 12:48

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