apt pinning package versions

Is it possible to pin a version of a debian package?

Is it possible to pin only the major version? (like with pip install "pyramid < 1.4.0" will install the latest 1.3.x but will not upgrade the major version)?


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Method 1

You can do this, for example, by creating a file /etc/apt/preferences.d/yourpackage as

Package: yourpackage
Pin: version 7.*
Pin-Priority: 999

This would allow upgrades to yourpackage to versions matching 7.*

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