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The directory wheezy-backports contains packages from Debian testing, recompiled for Debian wheezy. These packages are called backports. They are not part of the default distribution, they are provided as optional extras for users who want newer version of some software. If you have a wheezy system, add backports to your list of packages sources: deb ...
Some software projects provide pre-compiled binaries for several distributions. For Debian, look for a .deb package. If you find one, just run: dpkg -i your-package-name.deb Look also: http://backports.debian.org/Instructions
For Redhat based systems do this: ldd [file you want to run] | > needed-packages Check out needed-packages file, make sure there are no path names in the library file names. If so remove them, so "/bin/lib/libx.so.1" change to "libx.so.1" Find out what package contains the library yum -y provides [lib name] Or put this into a script or run from cmd ...
The version number of a program is not a good indication of the security issues that it has. When a security hole is found, it is standard practice to patch just this hole, and not to upgrade the program to a later version which may turn out to be incompatible in subtle cases. Thus seeing that you have bash 4.1 does not give any information as to whether it ...
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