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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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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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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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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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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How do you deal with backports in production?

I run 12.04 on my production servers. Often I will run into a situation where I want the latest version of a certain critical piece of software for a certain role, such as nginx, and often that ...
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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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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 ...
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Backport + mac80211 + trace-cmd

I compiled the backport mac80211 driver. Running trace-cmd -e mac80211, for there is no tracing found for mac80211. What's wrong? MAC80211_TRACING has turned on in backport compilation.
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Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and my Wifi is disconnecting automatically after 15-20 minutes of using it. It is really annoying, and I was wondering if there were any drivers to stop this. My wifi is also ...
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Validation fails when trying to rebuild package, no OpenPGP data

I'm trying to rebuild a package from non-official repository, namely: dget -x http://packages.dotdeb.org/dists/wheezy/nginx/source/nginx_1.4.4-1~dotdeb.1.dsc And here's what I get: dscverify: ...