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#1 2021-01-28 19:51:23

graphite
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Registered: 2021-01-20
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How do I install backports in Beowulf?

Hello,

I want a newest packages possible.

Last edited by graphite (2021-01-28 20:06:15)

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#2 2021-01-28 20:09:53

golinux
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Re: How do I install backports in Beowulf?

That's not how backports should be used.  If you upgrade everything in backports it could fubar your system.  Only use backports for specific packages that are needed.  For example, if you get a new video card and need newer firmware.

If you want the very newest run ceres (unstable) but be prepared for breakages.

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#3 2021-01-28 20:11:09

graphite
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Re: How do I install backports in Beowulf?

golinux wrote:

That's not how backports should be used.  If you upgrade everything in backports it could fubar your system.  Only use backports for specific packages that are needed.  For example, if you get a new video card and need newer firmware.

Thank you. How do I install backports of specific packages?

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#4 2021-01-28 20:48:28

rolfie
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Re: How do I install backports in Beowulf?

Read https://www.devuan.org/os/packages.

apt -t beowulf-backports install package

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#5 2021-01-28 21:26:01

graphite
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Re: How do I install backports in Beowulf?

rolfie wrote:

Read https://www.devuan.org/os/packages.

apt -t beowulf-backports install package

Thank you very much! smile

I added:

deb     http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports main

to sources.list, and then 'sudo apt update'.

Last edited by graphite (2021-01-28 21:42:27)

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