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HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc

Posted by jonah 
HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 12, 2007 10:32AM
ok i just learnt from the debian guys about their etch backport repo.

NOTE:

for some reason this forum is bracketing my links, so if there is a bracketed link just float over it or right click it to see the full address, you'll need to put this address with http and all that, not the brackets thing!.


So at your own risk (but i had no troubles at all) you can do the below to get a load of newer versions of apps and stuff. This is just an attempt at a guide for me, if anyone can update/add to it or improve it go for it:

1. open up synaptic package manager from terminal or elive menu.


2. goto settings/repositories and then add new repository.


3. keep the pull down as binary .deb


4. add the address url:
http://www.backports.org/debian/


5. put in distribution box: etch-backports


6. and in sections put: main contrib non-free


7. right now you can ok that and close synaptic. Then open up a terminal and put:

su wget -O -
http://backports.org/debian/archive.key
| apt-key add -


7. right now open up synaptic again and press reload. then go to settings/preferences (again still in synaptic) and then click the Distribution tab. then got to prefer versions from: and select debian backports option. ok that.


8. Then you can mark all upgrades and it'll install all sorts of updated stuff like openoffice, wine and anything else you use that it has a newer version of.


Hope this helps.

Jonah

ps hope i don't get into trouble, hope this doesnt cause any probs as it worked for me. i just wanted to help people, so if this is wrong or not allowed then please delete this post. thanks.



Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/2007 08:38AM by phoenix.
Re: HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 12, 2007 01:35PM
Im getting an error with the apt-key add command. what do I do with apt-key add?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/12/2007 01:44PM by Anthony M.
Re: HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 13, 2007 02:51AM
> **Anthony M Wrote:**
>
> Im getting an error with the apt-key add command.
> what do I do with apt-key add?

hi sorry it's prob just the formatting of this forum, below is the debian page with instructions at the bottom of how to add the keys in, just click on this link:

[www.backports.org]

this forum doesn't show full link addresses so the key address isn't showing up right in my howto. maybe someone can help with formatting in here, i don't get it...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/2007 04:52AM by jonah.
Re: HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 13, 2007 08:41AM
Quote

maybe someone can help with formatting in here, i don't get it...

It's better now.
Re: HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 13, 2007 11:54PM
> **phoenix Wrote:**
>
> maybe someone can help with formatting in here, i
> don't get it...
>
> It's better now.

awesome thanks...
Re: HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 14, 2007 05:13PM
Worked good for me, sort of.

When i press "reload" in synaptic i get an error about the signature when its gets to the new backports. But it still lets me use it so im not worried. :D

Thanks a lot.

EDIT: its all fixed now



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/2007 05:06PM by tommytabib.
Re: HOWTO: Getting more recent packages on Elive, such as OpenOffice 2.2 etc
September 27, 2007 07:33AM
glad it helped
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