On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 12:49:25PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> Control: tag -1 moreinfo
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 12:19:54PM +0200, Sergio Gelato wrote:
> > Package: apt
> > Version:
> > 
> > I'm trying to pin some packages (nvidia stuff) the upgrade of which is best
> > followed by an immediate reboot, so that I can upgrade the rest without
> > waiting for a reboot window. I came up with the attached preferences
> > configuration (based on the list of packages apt-get would otherwise try to
> > upgrade on this system), and while it's definitely having some effect it
> > seems that "apt-get upgrade" still wants to upgrade some of the pinned
> > packages. I see no reason (neither good nor bad-but-documented) for this,
> > so I call it a bug.
> You have pinned all versions of these packages to the same priority - 10,
> including the installed version. I'm wondering more why the other
> packages are kept back, I'd expect them to be upgraded too.
> What does policy say for them?

FWIW, as you want to emulate hold, the correct approach to do
that is to pin the installed version high:

Package: ...
Pin: release a=now
Pin-Priority: 1001

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