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 locate package roundcube
E: Unable to locate package roundcube-pgsql
E: Unable to locate package roundcube-plugins
E: Unable to locate package roundcube-plugins-extra

Problem Not allowed to use back-port

echo "deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list

How shall I go about this?

OS: Debian latest
  • The packages are available now except for roundcube-plugins-extra, I couldn't find that one. – user135177 Sep 21 '15 at 20:07

As you have found, there is no roundcube package for Debian 8.x (jessie), which is currently the latest release.

As I see it, your options are:

  1. Install a backport of roundcube. There isn't an official one yet, so you can do the backport yourself. It's fairly straightforward - just take the source package for stretch and rebuilt it on a jessie system, following this guide and the backport guidelines. I would strongly recommend this.

  2. Install the stretch package. It should still install on a jessie system as the two releases have not yet diverged a great deal. Not really recommended, but it "should" work.

  3. Install roundcube from source. Not recommended. Debian is a binary package based distribution, so install as much as you can from binary packages.

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