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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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Possible to install 16.04's package `libopencv-core2.4v5` on 14.04? Any PPA?

My project started on Ubuntu 14.04. As 14.04's support will be discontinued soon, we are migrating our system to 16.04 (and then to 18.04). Our entire code base is built on Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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What is the recommended way to install glibc 2.27 on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I tried the following command, but it seems that the package was not found. $ sudo apt-get install libc-bin=2.27-3ubuntu1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Backport for iwlwifi

I am currently new to deeper system administration with ubuntu. My new PC has compability problems with ubuntu (to be exact: the WIFI). http://forum.gigabyte.us/thread/4007/linux-wifi-driver-aorus-...
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Add “Kubuntu Backports” PPA or “Kubuntu Updates” PPA? Or both?

https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/backports https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/ppa The first PPA is called "Kubuntu Backports" and the second PPA is called "Kubuntu ...
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Using backportpackage gives circular-ish dependency

I'm trying to use backportpackage to backport htop. The build fails because it needs debhelper (>= 11). When I tried to backport debhelper it failed because it needs dpkg-dev (>= 1.19.0.5~). ...
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PCI complience with openssh package

I am in a situation where we are doing internal PCI scans and one server that is in the scope is a Ubuntu Server 16.04.2 LTS. The latest package for openssh-server is OpenSSH_7.2p2 showed with command ...
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Would this be a backport request or stable release update request? (repository update for Pidgin from 2.10 to 2.12)

See also https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/02/aol-will-cut-off-third-party-app-access-to-aim/ . The version of Pidgin included with 16.04 LTS is 2.10. Pidgin fixed this authentication procedure ...
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How to properly backport dependencies when backporting a package to PPA?

I want to backport package X that depends on Y, so both packages need backporting. First, I backport Y, so it becomes something like Y-a.b~ubuntu123. When I now try to backport X it complains about ...
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Has apache security updates been backported?

I have Apache 2.4.7 on my Ubuntu 14.04. I regularly upgrade packages by running sudo apt-get upgrade. I would have expected that to upgrade Apache as well, but I didn’t seem to have happened. I’ve ...
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Update after purging Intel 01.org driver removed gnome-software

Since I upgraded my GPU, I removed the Intel's Open Source Technology Center Driver following the procedure from this question. By doing so a bunch of software was downgraded as expected but some ...
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What's the Ubuntu's policy for releasing custom kernels?

Ubuntu team releases custom kernels for its distribution. For example, my current is 4.4.0-53 while last stable is 4.8.15 and last longterm is 4.4.39 (both according to kernel.org). Searching didn't ...
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systemd in Ubuntu 14.04 backport wants to delete many files upon install - why?

In Synaptic Package Manager, Ubuntu backport wants to intall systemd (admin, main, version 204-5ubuntu20.20) on Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.13.0-105 generic, and wants to uninstall the following files. ...
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Unity 7.4 backport (Trusty)?

Is there unofficial ppa or way to build (backport) Unity 7.4 (or newer) to Trusty (I'm looking for bottom launcher feature, without breaking fglrx)?
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Where can I find linux-backports-modules-wireless-cw package for ubuntu 14.04, kernel 3.19?

Here is what I've done so far which has the output to many commands for diagnosing the issue. The wifi on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop broke after (I think) this kernel update I don't remember doing. I've ...
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Unable to update on Ubuntu 16.04 on a Raspberry Pi 3 [duplicate]

Running sudo apt-get update in Ubuntu 16.04 on a Raspberry Pi 3, gives me the error: Hit:1 http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-raspi2/ppa-rpi3/...
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My Weather Indicator in Precise

Does exist a backport of the 0.8.1 my-weather-indicator for Ubuntu 12.04. The latest version for Precise 12.04 seems to be 0.6.3 and it is not showing the forecast.
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Should I enable backports?

Why and when one should backport software packages in a Ubuntu LTS release? Is that make sense to enable backports repository in a non-LTS release? To my understanding some bug fixes never get ...
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KDE Desktop malfunctioning after adding kubuntu-ppa/backports and upgrading

After sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade and restarting the computer, I got many problems on KDE (certainly related to the upgrade, maybe ...
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Backporting a package from an unreleased release?

If I attempt to backport a package using a command similar to the following: backportpackage -s xenial -d vivid ... I end up with an error: backportpackage: Error: Unknown release codename xenial ...
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How to defrag ext4 file system on Ubuntu 10.04? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 Server with ext4 as file system. e2fsprogs is installed, but e4defrag is only packaged since Ubuntu 12.04. How do I defrag the file system or how can I install e4defrag? Maybe ...
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When can we expect Plasma 5.3 to be available for Kubuntu users

Plasma 5.3 has been released in Kubuntu backport ppa, but not in the main ppa. What is generally the timelines that a backport is available in the main ppa. What are the reasons why I should not go ...
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Missing icons from system settings KDE 15.04

i have a missing icons from the Kubuntu System Settings panel, installed from kubuntu-ppa/backports in ubuntu 15.04 with kubuntu-desktop any ideas?
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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 /lib/...
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wlan0 not found after installing ath9k from backport - ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing ath9k from backports looking here for tp-rink wn722nc. After doing everything I rebooted my computer, but now I don't have wlan0. my internel wifi card is bcm43142 802.11 b/g/n. It'...
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package maintainers guide?

I am trying to learn more about packaging, package maintenance, back-porting, and creating compliant deb packages. I have been reading this: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/ but I am ...
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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 http://...
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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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Ubuntu Intel wireless 3160 AC not working/slow/disconnecting/unstable

I had just bought a toshiba l50-b-1q0 with intel wireless 3160AC module. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 (I heard 14 natty is even worse) and tried different kernels: 3.12rc4, 3.11, 3.13.2, 3.17. But I ...
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Install newer package version from trusty-backports

In an ubuntu 14.04 system with the latest updates: $ ansible --version ansible 1.5.4 $ apt-cache policy ansible ansible: Installed: 1.5.4+dfsg-1 Candidate: 1.5.4+dfsg-1 Version table: 1.7....
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Realtek RTL8187B stopped working

I have Ubuntu 13.10 Server running 3.11 kernel I had RTL8187B working out of the box but after installing Atheros driver (for another adapter) my RealTek stopped working, I used BackPorts to install ...
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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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How to install sqlite SQLite 3.7.11 on Ubuntu 12.04

According to this question, to get code my code work on this 12.04 machine I need to upgrade the version of SQLite to 3.7.11. However, on Ubuntu 12.04 the installed version of sqlite is > sqlite3 -...
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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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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 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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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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Do kernel backports need to be reapplied each time kernel updates to new version?

When a user backports a driver from a new kernel (as detailed here), does this backport need to be re-applied each time the kernel updates, e.g. if there was an automatic security update from kernel ...
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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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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. I'...
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Backporting Qt 4.8.4: Circular dependencies of qtchooser

I'm trying to backport the latest Qt packages (4.8.4) to Precise, using Launchpad. This worked well for the qt4-x11 packages but now I also need qtchooser which does not exist in 12.04. Trying to ...
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When are the Backports PPA for TexLive back online again?

In order to do what is suggested in https://askubuntu.com/a/163683 the repositories have to actually work but I get a 404 when trying to install from them When are the Backports PPA for TexLive back ...
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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 do you install a package in the official backports repository using synaptic?

I would like to install the current version of hedgewars into Ubuntu using synaptic, but I'm not sure the exact steps. I need to get my buddies playing.
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How can I get newer boost packages than my distro's repos contain?

I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as ...
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12.04: Is it possible to close windows in “spread mode”?

I had to switch back to 12.04 after using 13.04 for a few weeks. I use the spread view (Super+w) in Unity a lot, and I liked the possibility of closing unused windows. If I understand correctly, Unity ...
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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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Do the features in new Ubuntu releases get backported to the LTS?

I am thinking of installing either Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) or waiting for 13.04 to be released. My question is: Will all the updates that appear in the new release also be made available to the LTS ...
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Quantal backported kernel in 12.04.2? What's going on there?

I'm sure that I'm not the first and/or only one to notice that 12.04.2, released earlier this year, installs by default a backported 3.5 kernel from the Quantal (12.10) release. I'm surprised to see ...