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Questions tagged [backports]

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 software as binary packages.

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wifi networks don't show up in network manager

I have installed the iwlwifi driver from backports for my intel wifi card here is the output of the lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A3 : 00:14.3 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a370]...
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Is it a good idea to keep a backport entry in /etc/apt/sources.list ? For updates and especially upgrades ? No side effects?

I have to install a nVidia driver for my video card on a Debian 9.8 Linux-4.9.0.9-amd64. I have to add a backport for that : deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-...
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Installing pandoc from backports on Debian stretch

I followed the instructions at https://backports.debian.org/Instructions/ But when trying to get a newer version of pandoc with apt-get -t stretch-backports install 'pandoc', I just get: pandoc is ...
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Wondering about backporting packages on Debian, how to keep it up to date and making sure I do it properly

I'm wondering if this backport method would work let's say if I'm trying to download Steam or Wine? Like, once I have the backported package downloaded, would it stay up to date every time I 'apt ...
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Non-english font support for chrome | debian

I wasn't able to view any non-english characters in chrome. It just appeared as squares. When I accidentally ranapt-get -t stretch-backports upgrade It somehow got fixed. Now I renistalled the debian ...
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Debian 9 stretch-backports signature couldn't be verified [duplicate]

I'm trying to install certbot on my Debian 9 server on Google compute engine VM. Here's what I have done so far: To add backports repository, I have edit the sources.list as: sudo nano /etc/apt/...
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Is there a way to get security updates for wheezy after EOL

I know the best solution would be to upgrade the server after Debian wheezy has reached End Of LIfe in May 2018, but is there a way to continue running an old wheezy instance and get some minimal ...
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How to backport FreeBSD 13-CURRENT C.UTF-8 locale to 11.2-Release?

I've been administering a FreeBSD system through SSH, and she doesn't seem to like the non-ASCII characters I've entered. One noted in the bug report that the problem got fixed with the C.UTF-8 ...
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Installing Mesa 18 from stretch-backports

I want to install mesa 18 from stretch-backports. Currently all the mesa related packages were marked as automatically installed and I want to keep it that way. If I simply do $ sudo apt upgrade -t ...
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Install Whonix on Ubuntu 18.04.1

I followed the instructions for installing Whonix on Linux and I got stuck at installing Virtualbox from Debian backports. I get the following errors after step 3 (here): W: GPG error: http://cdn-...
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Certbot installation from backports on Debian Jessie

While trying to install Certbot on Debian Jessie I needed backports according to certbot installation instruction. It failed. Then I tried to add backborts to Debian sources.list file. It failed too. ...
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Install flameshot on Debian Stretch

I found the program flameshot and tried to install it on Debian Stretch but got the info E: Unable to locate package flameshot On the site there is the info Package for Debian 9 ("Stretch") ...
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Apt refusing to install kernel firmware package from Debian backports

In trying to get my Ryzen integrated GPU working properly, and ultimately in trying to set the screen resolution above 1024x768, my understanding is I need at least Linux 4.15. I am using Debian ...
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Unable to apt-get with jessie-backports value

I'm trying to run the following command sudo apt-get install -t jessie-backports openjdk-8-jre-headless with the jessie-backports value, but receive the following error when I run the command E: ...
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Debian: Need some explanation what apt is doing

I have a jessie debian system (devuan to be more precise). I now try to get packages from the jessie-backports and jessie-security releases. But I do not understand what apt is doing. That's what I ...
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Debian Stretch wants to upgrade main packages after enabling backports

Certbot requires me to activate stretch-backports for its installation. So after having $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main and doing ...
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Debian testing wget segfaulting

Getting an issue where wget is failing with a segfault pretty reliably while trying to run smxi. Example: $ wget -O - https://smxi.org/sm/sm-versions --2018-01-02 02:24:22-- https://smxi.org/sm/...
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What causes `Unsupported device type 772 for “lo”`?

Rebooted a RPi, and upon return, I could not access the device's static IP. The cause was Unsupported device type 772 for "lo". michael@pi3:~ $ sudo journalctl -u networking [sudo] password for ...
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Wifi compat backports [duplicate]

After few weeks, I think I solved my problem. But also dig down many things from following clues. Then I found my question was silly. But it is a good start for me to understand what the Kali is and ...
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Why getting this ouput for apt update?

I run sudo apt update but I get the following. There is no TMSU repository in my sources.list, but still I get http://ppa.launchpad.net/tmsu/daily/ubuntu artful Release' does not have a Release file. ...
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Kali Linux (Rolling) backport 4.4 installation problem?

I'm trying to install backport 4.4.2-1 on my Kali-Rolling vm machine but I'm getting the following error. I have no idea what went wrong but what I did was first install the linux headers using the ...
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wireless does not work in Astra Linux current - Debian variant. Have bpo kernel

I had earlier got help here fresh linux mint 18.1 install - no wireless, though the live cd it worked fine in but I needed to move from "stable" to "current", in the debian variant Astra Linux common. ...
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Can't detect more than 16 USB flash drives

I'm making a bash script that copies files from one USB drive to other multiple drives. One oldschool machine running Xubuntu dedicated for the job detects 30 devices with no problem. It has USB 2.0 ...
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xorg crashes when firefox starts

When I log in and start Firefox, my computer crashes. I get back to the lightdm login screen. When I log in for the second time, Firefox runs with no problem. This is what Firefox prints to stderr: ...
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How to Recover Debian of LK backports where runlevel conflict?

I did as root in my Debian 8.5 because wanted to test Matlab's thing but the commands removed some dependencies which affect the runlevel Run apt-get purge openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-doc openjdk-7-jre-...
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electrum 2.6.4 Bitcoin wallet on Debian Wheezy

I'm running Debian 7 stable and because the old version available on Wheezy can't send out BTC, I'd like to upgrade to a newer version which is available in jessie-backports. Is it possible to use ...
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No wifi on a Lenovo 500s-14ISK with Debian 8

I have installed Debian 8 on a Lenovo 500S-14ISK and no matter what I do I cannot get the WiFi to work. I have searched many tutorials like: I can't connect to Wi-Fi, no wlan0 device on iwconfig ...
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Building with sbuild and backports

We're building our package for Debian Jessie with sbuild, and so far it's working great. There's just one detail though: we'd like to take one of the build dependencies from the Jessie backports ...
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New Kernel from Backports does not boot

I tried to install the new Linux kernel 4.6.0 on my Debian machine from backports, but my machine won't boot with the new kernel. Steps that I took: added BPO to sources.list apt-get install ... (...
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backports error while trying to get killer wireless-ac 1535 working in linux mint 17.3

I just got a new laptop with a killer wireless-ac 1535. After installing linux mint 17.3 I cannot use the wifi. I found some information about this here: athk10 linux mint killer wireless ac 1535 ...
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I installed the kernel and some drivers from jessie-backports. Should I leave the backports repo in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I installed Debian jessie on a laptop with relatively new hardware, e.g. a Skylake i7-6600U processor, so I had to install the kernel and firmware-iwlwifi driver from jessie-backports. /etc/apt/...
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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 answer ...
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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 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/...
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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

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 OpenSSL. We need some ...
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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 http://ftp.de....
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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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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 basically:...