I am using Deepin Linux 15.11 and want do install fwupd (LVFS) with apt / apt-get which allows firmware updates from within Linux.

Unfortunately Deepin's package repo provides a badly outdated version of fwupd :(. An uptodate version of fwupd is available on Debian buster repo. I've already added deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian buster stable to /etc/apt/source.list

How do I tell apt to update only fwupd from debian buster instead from deepin lion?

NOTE @admin: can you please add tags "fwupd" and "LVFS" to this post and remove this line. (I have not sufficient privileges to add new tags)


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You can pin the package with a higher priority than the package from Debian Buster in /etc/apt/preferences.d/fwupd.

You can view an example here.

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