About "Backported Packages" in Software Sources!

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About "Backported Packages" in Software Sources!

Postby heavy metal » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:17 pm

Hi friends, I was wondering what benefit do I gain in terms of extra packages or something like that by enabling the backported packages in software sources, or for what reasons would you enable the backported packages?
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Re: About "Backported Packages" in Software Sources!

Postby GeneC » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi

Ususally Clem just puts things in there (or 'incoming') for 'testing' uses, before releasing to the general public.

As you can see here :arrow: http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php? ... n#backport
There is nothing there now, nor has their been for quite a while... :wink:

He will ususally just post in the blog http://blog.linuxmint.com/ If there is something in there for testing.

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EDIT:
Just to be more clear. The 'backports' you are speaking of in software sources, is Linuxmint backports, not to be confused with Debian Backports...

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Re: About "Backported Packages" in Software Sources!

Postby heavy metal » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:50 pm

Thank you for your answer, yes the question was about the linuxmint backports not the debian backports, thanks again!
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