How Not to update a package in Arch Linux

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To ignore a package from being upgraded, you need to add it to IgnorePkg or members of IgnoreGroup in the pacman.conf file

Edit pacman.conf sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf Now uncomment the #IgnorePkg = by removing the # from the start of the line. Now add the names of the packages you do not want to update. IgnorePkg = firefox thunderbird vlc gedit You can add multiple package names one after the another like shown above.

Ignore Group Update To ignore a group of packages from updating, you need to add the group name in the [c]IgnoreGroup[/c] line Example: IgnoreGroup = plasma-desktop The above example will ignore the whole plasma group from updates.

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