I need one really important package from oneiric to be installed (upgraded) on natty.

How can I extract just single deb file? (64 bit).

Should I use backports? if yes, can you please tell me how to set the backports from oneiric?

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While I stress that this probably isn't a good idea, you can download the package you mentioned in the comment here.

Download it for your specific system (i386 or amd64)

Then, to install it, run the following:

sudo dpkg -i <path-to-.deb> in a Terminal.

Please, again, this is likely to break things, because this is a xserver level package.

  • yes, but in this case no worries. It's related to display driver for VIA chipsets only. THANK YOU!
    – bakytn
    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:24
  • Alright fair enough. You're welcome. :)
    – jrg
    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:47

I think this is not good idea. Oneiric is still alpha version and many packages are broken or unstable. You can also have many problems with dependecies.

Which package do you need? Maybe there is a PPA with newer version.

General howto for backports -- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports

  • yes normally this may be dangerous however I think that in my case this would cause any issues. The package is: xserver-xorg-video-openchrome. The one I'm trying to get i: xserver-xorg-video-openchrome_0.2.904+svn920-1
    – bakytn
    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:12

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