How do I prevent upgrading to ubuntu 12.04.5 from 12.04.4 when running
sudo apt-get update
in the terminal?
I am using
CAELinux xubuntu 12.04.4,
Asus N53s laptop,
Nvidia GT540M Graphics card
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Do not run :
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
I am not aware of anything that could be used directly to prevent upgrading from a point release to another but if you don't run
dist-upgrade then no new packages will be installed or removed from the system so essentially you will be sticking to the
man apt-get :
dist-upgrade: dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The dist-upgrade command may therefore remove some packages.
Again by preventing from upgrading to latest releases you will be vulnerable to bugs and sucerity issues, you should think about soving the nvidia problem rather that sticking with this solution.