Have a little bit Outdated software with Problem ? backports is the solution,Backports are recompiled packages from testing (mostly) and unstable (in a few cases only, e.g. security updates) in a stable environment so that they will run without new libraries (whenever it is possible) on a Debian stable distribution. It is recommended to select single backports which fit your needs, and not to use all available backports.
Add backports to your sources.list
- Add this line
to your sources.list (or add a new file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/)
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
- Run apt-get update
Install a package from backports
All backports are deactivated by default (i.e. the packages are pinned to 100 by using But Automatic Upgrades: yes in the Release files.
If you want to install something from backports run:
apt-get -t squeeze-backports install "package"
of course you can use aptitude as well:
aptitude -t squeeze-backports install "package"