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Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent.
When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found.

I run Zabbix version 2.0.8 on the zabbixserver.

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zabbix-agent package is only available in the wheezy-backports repository, you should enable this repository if you want the software in wheezy (stable).

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/zabbix-agent

The package is also available in jessie (testing) and sid (unstable).

The procedure to enable the wheezy backports is adding:

deb http://YOURMIRROR.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main

(replacing YOURMIRROR with your real mirror)

to your sources.list, then run apt-get update to update your repositories then installing the packages using your preferred apt method.

sudo apt-get install zabbix-agent

Normally to install packages from backports you need to specify that you want them with the -t switch, since all backports are deactivated by default (i.e. the packages are pinned to 100 by using ButAutomaticUpgrades: yes in the Release files.), but in this case, there shouldn't be problems because is the only version of the package available.

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What are the downsides if i add this repository? –  derty Oct 6 '13 at 14:00
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There is none, your system will not select packages from this repository unless you specifically ask for them. –  Braiam Oct 6 '13 at 14:02
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Works perfectly! –  derty Oct 6 '13 at 14:15

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