Backports integrated in the main archive

20 marzo 2013 - Less than a minute read

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:

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