How can I be informed when a new version of a specific package is available for install? Is there a way to have apt-get skip a specific version, but install when the next one is available?
I am running Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 3, and have determined that the current version of a particular package breaks my set up. I reverted to a backed up image and then used
apt-mark hold to prevent that package from being updated as I continue to
apt-get update and
apt-get upgrade to maintain all other packages on the device.
I see that
apt-cache show gives me specific version information about the package that I put on hold, but I can't tell if it is giving me information on the version that is already installed or the version that is available to be installed, but not yet installed. How can I see what version is installed and what is available to be installed?
Aside from getting this information, ideally, is there a way for apt-mark to only hold a specific version, but allow the next one to go? (I'm assuming that my issue will be resolved in the next version.)
Note, I have specifically not mentioned what package I'm having a problem with because I'm not trying (in this question) to troubleshoot that specific issue, but rather learn tools to manage similar issues in the future.