Monthly Archives: April 2008

Debian Backports

Here’s stuff that I forget. Like how to install something from Debian backports.

apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
apt-get -t etch-backports install package-name

http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions

Don’t forget to add to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free

It’s not a bad idea to make sure that etch-backports then updates that file. So pin it in /etc/apt/preferences (that file might not exist):

Package: package-name
Pin: release a=etch-backports
Pin-Priority: 200