Debian Bookworm Add Backports Repo Guide

November 10, 2023 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Debian Bookworm Adding Backports Repo

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Enable/Add Debian 12.x Bookworm Backports Repository.

And the Debian Bookworm 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 Bookworm Backports Installation Guide - Featured
  1. 1. Accessing Shell

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

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

    Or Login into Server Shell.

  2. 2. Adding Backports Repo

    Then to Add Backports Repository for Debian 12
    Simply execute:

    su -c "echo 'deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-backports main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list"

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

    su -c "echo 'deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-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
    Play:

    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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