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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How to upgrade packages from where they are installed from?

I run apt-get upgrade, which says there is nothing to upgrade to: # apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease ...
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What is the difference between stretch-backports and stretch-backports-sloppy?

On debian stretch some packages are available only on stretch-backports-sloppy. For what the stretch-backports-sloppy repository is used? and what is the deference between sloppy and the regular ...
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Why does a 400er pinning backports package get updated?

So this is my apt policy: apt policy Package files: 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status release a=now 400 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye/main amd64 Packages release o=Debian,a=testing,n=...
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Desktop environment from debian backports

I'm newbie in debian backports. I see lot of advantages of this, but is it possible to install newer versions of GNOME / KDE / XFCE etc.? I know, that backports include kernel, apps, but I can't find ...
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Error, compiling backport to CentOS 8, kernel 4.18.x

Reading https://launchpad.net/~canonical-hwe-team/+archive/ubuntu/backport-iwlwifi I was trying to compile the backport https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/iwlwifi/backport-iwlwifi.git in ...
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Cross-compiling backports for kernel 3.0

I am trying to compile backports (I have chosen latest [5.6.8-1] release) for an i.MX35 (armv6) Embedded Linux system with the provided toolchain (arm-fsl-gnueabi-gcc 4.6.2, a different compiler is ...
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How to compile ath9k drivers from source?

I want to make some changes in ath9k drivers for learning purposes. My problem is that when I try to compile the driver, the make command is giving many implicit declaration errors, setup_timer, ...
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Will Upgrading Debian Kernel Change output of lsb_release?

I started with a Debian Jessie distribution and have upgraded it from a 3.X kernel to 4.19 now. There are still things that are not fully working (broken packages etc). As I am going through cleanup I ...
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How do I get Git 2.24 installed on Debian Buster?

I'm trying to get the most recent version of Git installed onto my Debian Buster machine, and I'm running into trouble. The most recent version of Git on stable is 2.20. I found that the testing ...
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Backport from Kernel Version 4.19 to 4.14 fails

I need a wlan driver (ATH10K_SDIO) in a device which is currently running Kernel Version 4.14 where only an experimental, non-functioning version of this driver is available. Upgrading the kernel is ...
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Install Mesa backport from openSUSE Build Service?

I'm running Debian 10 on my PC. I'm trying to install a Mesa 19.1.6 backport from this repository on the openSUSE Build Service. I tried to install it like this: echo 'deb http://download....
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How to install libdrm2-dev on Debian jessie-backports

I am using Debian 8 jessie-backports, how can I install the package libdrm2-dev? I tried apt install libdrm2-dev/jessie-backports but I get: E: Unable to locate package libdrm2-dev
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Debian package dependency on a backports package

In short, is it possible to define Debian package dependencies directly from the backports repository? I am trying to craft a custom Debian package which builds itself when installing the package. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...