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I would like to install cups-1.6.1-2 (link) from the experimental repository.

I suppose I have to add something to /etc/apt/sources.list but I can't figure out what.

Can anyone figure out (or know) how to add the experimental repo?

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Why do you need CUPS 1.6.1-2? I can create a PPA that can hold that package if you really need it, but I can't recommend to ANYONE to use Experimental's repository –  Thomas W. Mar 19 '13 at 17:42
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Please give me the bug number. I will try and backport Raring CUPS 1.6.1-2 to Quantal in a PPA, and add that to my answer with the standard "THIS IS A PPA" warning I give everyone. –  Thomas W. Mar 19 '13 at 18:07
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And even further at the bottom, it shows it's not fully fixed. So even with a backport it won't be completely fixed (read to the end of the bug). I will still try and backport later, I have a meeting I have to be at. –  Thomas W. Mar 19 '13 at 18:10
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Status update: I'm test-building the backport of CUPS 1.6.2-1ubuntu2 to Quantal in a PPA. I'll add it to my answer if it builds correctly, and include the "THIS IS A PPA!" warning. –  Thomas W. Mar 20 '13 at 23:07
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Sandra, I can't backport the version of CUPS from Raring to Quantal or Precise. Not without upgrading gnome-keyring in the process, and I'm not entirely sure that's safe. I can't convince you to wait until Raring's out, can I? –  Thomas W. Mar 21 '13 at 1:17
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The Experimental repository is a Debian repository, not an Ubuntu repository.

I would NOT RECOMMEND using the Experimental repository as a source for anything. It has a lot of packages which can break everything, hence the name "Experimental".

CUPS 1.6.1-2 exists in Raring. Once raring is released, you can use Raring.

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Edit sources.list: '/etc/apt/sources.list'

Add the repo URL like below. 'deb http://dev.zenoss.org/deb main stable'

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The problem is I can't figure out what the URL is. –  Sandra Schlichting Mar 19 '13 at 17:20
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You probably shouldn't mix Debian and Ubuntu repositories:

Mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories will likely render your system unmaintainable. The package dependencies may introduce contradictions which leads to a deadlock situation.

Please read further in the following answers: http://askubuntu.com/a/240654/58950 and http://askubuntu.com/a/264766/58950

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