backporting means rebuilding software from a later release of an operating system to run on an earlier release. A common example is rebuilding packages from Debian testing or unstable for stable. This terminology is commonly restricted to operating systems like Debian that typically distribute ...

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Can't perform apt-get because of dependencies

I'm trying to install some packages on my server (Debian8) and for some of they, I always have dependencies problems. For example, I have executed this command: apt-get install jetty9 And It ...
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Debian Jessie is installing too many backports

I have Debian Jessie and have added backports (according to these instructions): echo "deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free" | sudo tee ...
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How do I check if a specific fix in the Linux kernel has been included in a longterm kernel?

I'm specifically wondering if the patch for this bug has been included in the 4.1 longterm tree, or if it hasn't I'd like to know how best to keep tabs on when/if it does get included. The relevant ...
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Install Xen 4.6 on Debian jessie

I need to install Xen with LVM on my dedicated root server. The current version Xen 4.4 in Debian jessie does not support the new Skylake intel processors. I tried Debian stretch, which has Xen 4.6 ...
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Debian libtiff4

I am trying to install a printer driver package (Canon Pixma MX437 cnijfilter-mx430series-3.70-1-deb) on my system running Debian 8.1 3.16.0-4-amd64 Jessie xfce. I get a dependency error that ...
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How to backport microphone patches?

I'm running Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 which works fine except for the microphone which does not record sound. The wiki of my laptop says: The microphone does not work out-of-the-box, but there ...
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How to install `roundcube` without adding back-ports in `Debian`?

Trying to install roundcube by issuing following command apt-get -y install roundcube roundcube-pgsql roundcube-plugins roundcube-plugins-extra php-net-ldap2 getting following error. E: Unable to ...
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Installing libssl1.0.0 and OpenSSL 1.0 in Debian 6

I am newbie to OpenSSL. We are trying to connect to our server where its configuration requires the TLS1.1 protocol for connection. Debian 6 repos do not have direct backports for libssl1.0.0 and ...
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Kernel Backport for Debian Jessie?

I installed the 32 bit version of Debian Jessie (8.0) on an Asus X205TA. The Asus X205TA laptop is quirky like a lot of Intel Baytrail Atom laptops/tablets in that it has 32 bit EFI but a 64 bit ...
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Wireless LED indicator issue

The question itself: is there any way to make this indicator be turned ON and OFF depending on wireless status (not just blink when there is wireless activity)? After having installed Linux, I saw ...
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dscverify: nanomsg_0.4~beta+dfsg-3.dsc failed signature check

I'm trying to backport libnanomsg-dev from jessie to squeeze. And dget says: $ dget -x http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/nanomsg/nanomsg_0.4~beta+dfsg-3.dsc dget: retrieving ...
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dh_install: libnanomsg-dev missing files (usr/lib/*/lib*.a), aborting

I'm trying to backport libnanomsg-dev from jessie to squeeze and following this tutorial. Here's what I get: $ fakeroot debian/rules binary ... dh_testroot -O--parallel dh_prep -O--parallel ...
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linux vlan bridge feature backport to 2.6 kernels

The VLAN-aware bridge was introduced to the Linux mainline on the 3.x kernels, according to this article on lwn: VLAN filtering/VLAN aware bridge Has this feature been backported to the 2.x kernels ...
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wifi not working on new debian machine

I just bought a new computer and I intalled Debian on it. I am having a hard time with the wifi connection. It seems that Debian can not see the wlan0 network interface. To provide some details, my ...
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C compiler cannot create executables whilst creating backport in Debian

I am trying to create a gcc-defaults-1.133 backport for my Debian Wheezy installation from Sid/Jessie. As this requires dpkg-dev greater than version 1.17.11 I assume I need a backport of this too. ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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Why “backporting process does not consider upstream releases”?

From http://opensourcehacker.com/2013/03/20/how-to-backport-packages-on-ubuntu-linux/ backportpackage will download the latest version of the package from Ubuntu archives. The latest ...
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How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?

This post is continuing a previous one where I tried to compile Mesa 10.0.5: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? . Except that this time, I switched to another ...
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Downgrade package from backports back to stable

I updated tmux on my VPS with: apt-get install -t squeeze-backports tmux -V And needed to get back to previous version to recover some running sessions, so I went to look which version of tmux is ...
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Equivalency of Debian Backport vs build from source?

I am looking to use Node.js in a Debian Wheezy Stable system. Of course it is not available as a package, so my choices are: Compile from source Load from Wheezy back ports My question is ...
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Compare versions of the same package in different repositories (i.e. stable vs backports) using apt-cache show

I'm trying to find out the version of a particular package available in the backports repo to compare it with the version available in the stable repo. But when I give apt-cache show <package> ...
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Unmet dependencies after using a backports repository

I have added a backport repository to apt's sources.list to get an application: deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main Long story short: I did not manage to install the ...
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Installing mpd 0.17 or 0.16 on debian squeeze

How could I install mpd 0.17 or even 0.16 on debian squeeze? It's been suggested to me that I should use backports, but I did not quite understand what I should do in case of unmet dependencies. For ...
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How can I install more recent versions of software than what Debian provides?

Suppose I want a more recent version of software than is available for my current version of an operating system, what can I do? Cases to consider: There are semiofficial/official sources of ...
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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...
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Check if debian/control Build-Depends: requirements are satisfiable when backporting packages

Debian/Ubuntu question here. I routinely backport packages from more recent Ubuntu distros to older ones (LTS). I download (via dget) a Debian source, then cd into it and type debuild -b. It then says ...
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Why does Linux 3.2 kernel (Debian backport) hang during boot?

I wanted to upgrade the Linux kernel on my Debian wheezy (stable) on Thinkpad T60. I installed linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae, version 3.2.41-2~bpo60+1. The problem is it hangs during boot, just ...
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install 2.6.32.59 on squeeze

I'm suffering from a kernel bug in a production environment. The problem isn't causing a complete outage, but it's degrading service. These are soft lockups. I'd like to try a newer kernel, ...
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Backports on Debian not working

I'm having problems to update to the latest version of particular software on Debian. I'm using Debian 6.0.4 and I currently I have Shutter version 0.85 which is currently the latest stable version. ...
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Why are backports called backports?

I'm reading about repositories in debian and i've found backports. But it sounds strange for me. I feel word back to be indicating older stable versions that are more compatible with less frequently ...
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How to update Debian kernel to latest in backports

I have a machine running Debian stable, and I'd like to update the stock kernel to the latest kernel available in the backports repository. There are many kernel-related packages and virtual ...
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Error installing xserver-xorg-video-* package from squeeze-backports in Debian Squeeze

I wanted to upgrade my Intel Core i[357] Integrated Graphics (Arrandale) driver so that DRI would work. But some packages were broken in the middle of the installation. username@hostname:~$ sudo ...
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Why is there a Debian backport of Linux kernel?

I understand the reason for having a backport is so that you can run newer software on an old system without using newer (and therefore unproven) libraries. That is, the newer software would get built ...