Backports are programs and Packages packaged for a previous version of an Ubuntu Operating System which exist in a newer version of Ubuntu

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python 2.7.9 backport to trusty (14.04)

I try to backport Python 2.7.9 from vivid to trusty but when launchpad build this pakage there is an build error. I create my backport : backportpackage -d trusty -u ppa:splanquart/python ...
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how to upgrade firmware intel wifi iwlwifi ? unstable wireless Intel 7260 with lenovo t440p

How to upgrade the firmware intel WiFi from 7260-10 to 7260-12. on Intel page said: "Installation of the firmware is simply:" # cp iwlwifi-*.ucode /lib/firmware So I have #sudo ls -al ...
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Wifi gone after installing backport of ath10k

......Hello I got a situation when I tried to install the ath10k driver for a 802.11ac supported wireless card by installing the backport releases. My system is ubuntu 14.04, and my current kernel ...
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Installing 403-ath_regd_optional.patch

I'm new to patching and I need to install this patch https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/trunk/package/kernel/mac80211/patches/rev=39442 This is supposed to patch backports-3.15.1-1 package As you can ...
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Will I get notifications for updates for packages in backport?

If I install a package from the backports repository, will it get automatically updated with 'dist-upgrade' later on or should I follow it by myself and update it manually when new version is released ...
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How do I get the ath9k driver of backports-3.12-8 installed on Xubuntu 13.10?

I downloaded the 3.12-8 kernel files linux-headers-all.deb, linux-headers-generic_i368.deb; linux-image-generic_i386.deb from kernel.org and installed them via: dpkg -i *.deb Now I'm trying to ...
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Issue Backporting SQLite 3.8.1 to Ubuntu Precise from Trusty

I'm pretty new to all of the packaging of Ubuntu applications and what not so this may not be the correct place to ask this question or there may be a more appropriate place to re-ask this question. ...
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How to edit a backported package before uploading it to a PPA?

I'm attempting to backport Clang 3.2 to Quantal from Raring. Thinking this would be a relatively painless process, I ran the following command: backportpackage -s raring -d quantal -u ...
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Is there way to get close button in windows spread view in 12.04?

Is there way to get close window button in windows spread view for Ubuntu 12.04 like it made in 12.10? Maybe exists some backport or config for that compiz plugin?
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless constantly prompts for password with Intel 7260 and backports 3.11

When I first got my laptop I had the same problem as described in No wireless for Intel Corporation 7260 version 63. I followed the instructions and everything worked perfectly for several months. A ...
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0ad backport on Trusty (14.04)

Is there possibility to upgrade 0ad from Trusty backports to 0.0.16 version? I can see that in backports there is 0.0.16 version http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty-backports/games/0ad . But after ...
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How to recover ASIX AX88179 from backports installation

I recently installed https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/stable/v3.13.2/backports-3.13.2-1.tar.gz with make defconfig-wifi && make && sudo make install ...
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Back-port a package

The problem is that the package I need is coming from version 14.04 and i run 12.04 So I get the foo.dsc and try to build it using pbuilder, but the foo.dsc needs some other pkgs version which are no ...
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List uninstalled backports

I want to list installed packages that have backports to which I have not already upgraded. This question addresses using aptitude to list backports for installed packages: How to list available ...
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Use old transformation pack with ubuntu 14.10?

I have an old transformation pack made for ubuntu 10.10 that almost perfectly seems to replicate windows 7 in how it looks and functions (I don't have a link, it is named like win2-7 or something ...
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Is there a backport of ulogd2 for 12.04 precise?

I have a server with Ubuntu 12.04 running on Rackspace cloud, configured to use the latest kernel. A week ago or so I rebooted the server and it booted on a new kernel 3.17.1 (that had been released ...
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Backport package stops at 99%

I am trying to backport texlive-extra for 12.04 and upload the result to my PPA on launchpad. So I executed backportpackage -u ppa:asolovets/backports texlive-extra. It starts downloading the source ...
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do-release-upgrade: Failed to configure linux-image-generic (previous on backports kernel)

Because of hardware issues I was on backports-3.11-rc3-1 with Ubuntu 13.4 64bit. Now, after a while I initialized do-release-upgrade. The process stopped with the message that the configuration of ...