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Debian backports are now an official part of Debian

Postby swirling_vortex » 2013-03-22 22:12

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Re: Debian backports are now an official part of Debian

Postby vbrummond » 2013-03-22 22:14

I am quite ok with backports being better supported. :) It makes it possible (awesome) to run stable on newer hardware.
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Re: Debian backports are now an official part of Debian

Postby dasein » 2013-03-22 23:26

Because spambots often "recycle" thread titles, when I first saw the title of this thread, I thought I was going to have a chance to nuke my first spam of the day.

I think a much better title would be "Official Wheezy Backports Announced" (or some such), to differentiate it from this annoucement
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Re: Debian backports are now an official part of Debian

Postby heminder » 2013-03-23 02:36

That's awesome!
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Re: Debian backports are now an official part of Debian

Postby craigevil » 2013-03-23 03:29

Entire announcement for those that do not like clicking links:
Backports integrated in the main archive

March 20th, 2013

The Debian project is pleased to announce that the backports service for the next stable release Debian 7 (codename "Wheezy") will be part of the main archive. Backports are packages mostly from the testing distribution (and in few cases from unstable too, e.g. security updates) recompiled in a stable environment so that they will run without new libraries (whenever it is possible) on the Debian stable distribution. While as for now this service was provided on a separated archive, starting with wheezy-backports the packages will be accessible from the regular pool.
The users of "Wheezy" will have to add to their sources.list file this entry:

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main

All users of the service are invited to check their regular mirror if it carries backports and pull from there. Please note that this change does not affect the current stable release Debian 6 (codename "Squeeze").

Debian -- News -- Backports integrated in the main archive - http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130320
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Re: Debian backports are now an official part of Debian

Postby buntunub » 2013-03-23 15:55

That's great news!
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