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How to get backports for tomcat?

I installed tomcat 7 using apt-get utility on my ubuntu server 13.04. So do I need to manually configure, after this to start receiving backports/fixes for tomcat ? If yes, then how do I confgure? ...
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Does ubuntu apt eliminate the need of backporting (as described by RedHat)?

I see Backporting mentioned below. https://access.redhat.com/site/security/updates/backporting/ I'm not sure what they mean by "module". For the example scenario mentioned in the link, it sounds ...
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How to find out which backported packages are available, and avoid losing packages when manually upgrading?

I was surprised to see that since Natty 11.04, even when we have enabled a backports repository, updated packages aren't automatically installed from that repository. We have to install individual ...
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How to list available backport upgrades

I have just followed Ubuntu Backports to activate manual backports and I have a couple of questions. How can I, in the command line (e.g. apt-cacher or aptitude): list installed packages that have ...
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How can I downgrade a system that accidentally had backports installed?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu system. Somehow - possibly through my own error - the backports repository got enabled. Then I did several upgrades. I noticed that this happened when networking suddenly ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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install tomcat on ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Apache Tomcat 7? I tried installing tomcat on 11.04 using apt-get install tomcat7 but I get an error: Unable to locate package tomcat7 I guess ...
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How are backports implemented in Ubuntu?

In Do '..-backports' repositories automatically take precedence over the standard repos? in sources.list, the answer says that backports are never automatically used to update a standard ...
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Old version of gcc for new Ubuntu

Is there a repository containing packages for old versions of gcc, for the latest Ubuntu. I want to install gcc3 alongside gcc 4, for programs that need gcc3 specifically.