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Installing rsync3 from backports on etch?
Posted by chris on Wed 15 Oct 2008 at 08:43
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My debianfu is weak today.

# rsync --version
rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29

Now - I would like 3.x (have an rsync that has a very large file set so would like to test the incremental stuff in the 3.x series).

# aptitude show rsync
shows Version: 2.6.9-2etch2

# aptitude -t backports show rsync
shows Version: 3.0.3-2~bpo40+1

But

# aptitude -t backports install rsync
shows
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.

apt-get says "rsync is already the newest version."

Just can't see what I've forgotten here :)

 

Comments on this Entry

Re: Installing rsync3 from backports on etch?
Posted by Anonymous (216.244.xx.xx) on Wed 15 Oct 2008 at 15:50
maybe you need to add backports keyring (debian-backports-keyring):

$ aptitude -t backports install debian-backports-keyring
$ aptitude -t backports install rsync

or use:

$ aptitude -o Aptitude::Ignore-Trust-Violations=true -t backports install rsync

if you dont want to intall debian-backports-keyring

good luck !!

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Re: Installing rsync3 from backports on etch?
Posted by dkg (216.254.xx.xx) on Wed 15 Oct 2008 at 16:54
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I think you've got the wrong archive name. Shouldn't it be etch-backports instead of backports? What happens if you try:
aptitude -t etch-backports install rsync

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Re: Installing rsync3 from backports on etch?
Posted by chris (213.187.xx.xx) on Wed 15 Oct 2008 at 17:00
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That would be it. I knew I wasn't thinking straight :) Thanks.

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Re: Installing rsync3 from backports on etch?
Posted by dkg (216.254.xx.xx) on Wed 15 Oct 2008 at 17:37
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Weird that aptitude show seemed to respect -t backports, though (assuming your examples above are literal and exact).

If aptitude show has a different technique for parsing the release names than aptitude install, that smells like a bug to me. If such a bug is not already in the aptitude section of the BTS, I'd encourage you to report it!

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Re: Installing rsync3 from backports on etch?
Posted by chris (213.187.xx.xx) on Wed 15 Oct 2008 at 18:09
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Yes - I wondered about that. apt-get also seemed to respect it tho.

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