Debian Bullseye Add Backports Repo Guide

September 12, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Debian Bullseye Adding Backports Repo

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Enable/Add Debian 11.x Bullseye Backports Repository.

And the Debian Bullseye Backports Repo provides Packages with New Features on supported Debian Stable releases.

As a matter of Backports Policy, Packages in the stable-backports Suite are taken from Debian Testing; however, in rare cases such as Security updates, Packages are taken from Unstable.

GNU/Linux Debian Bullseye Backports Installation Guide - Featured
  1. 1. Accessing Shell

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    GNU/Linux Debian Bullseye Backports Installation Guide - Open Terminal Shell Emulator

    Or Login into Server Shell.

  2. 2. Adding Backports Repo

    Then to Add Backports Repository for Debian 11
    Simply execute:

    su -c "echo 'deb bullseye-backports main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list"

    And respectively to Enable also the Driver’s Non Free sources:

    su -c "echo 'deb bullseye-backports main contrib non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list"
    The Setup includes ‘contrib‘ and ‘non-free‘ Sources.
    If you want to further Managing these Sources see: Debian Non-free Repo Setup.
  3. 3. Refreshing Debian Sources

    Next to Refresh Debian Apt Repo Sources

    sudo apt update

    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.


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