Packages in "Jessie Backports"

The repository "Jessie Backports" (origin joede-backports) contains backports not accepted by the official backport repository (no sponsor found or so). You can look at the Packages file too.

Including this repository is really simple. Just download apt source entry jdesch-jessie-backports.list and the public key of the repository. Then copy the source file to the apt configuration directory and add the key. The next repository update will include my packages, That's all.

# wget -nd
# wget -nd
# cp jdesch.list /etc/apt/source.list.d/
# apt-key add jdesch-list-key.asc
# apt-get update

The priority is changed to the behaviour used by the official repository. The backports must installed by passing the "origin" using the parameter -t! To install packages from my current backport repository you have to pass -t joede-backports to each call of apt-get. This is exactly the same requirement as for the official backports repository.

To force the priority to a value lower than 100 (or may be higher), you have to add the priority manually! Create as root a file /etc/apt/preferences.d/joede-backports.pref with the following content:

Package: *
Pin: release o=joede-backports Pin-Priority: 80

Note: the changed origins seems to have no impact for already installed packages. I hope there are no other drawbacks.

Important: the repository includes newer releases of packages which are available in the regular debian repository! Adding this repository will automatically update all of packages from repositories with a lower or equal priority!

Again, you do this at your own risk! I'm not responsible if all this crashes your installation.

Current content of this repository

Note: the list below is may be not up-to-date! To see the complete list, look into the Packages file!

Package recoll

  • Description: Personal full text search package with a Qt GUI This package is a personal full text search package is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface.

Package uncrustify

  • Description: Uncrustify is a highly configurable source code formatter. It aligns preprocessor define's, assignments, arithmetics and is able to fix spacing between operators.

Package mosquitto

  • Description: This is a message broker that supports version 3.1 and 3.1.1 of the MQTT protocol. MQTT provides a method of carrying out messaging using a publish/subscribe model. It is lightweight, both in terms of bandwidth usage and ease of implementation. This makes it particularly useful at the edge of the network where a sensor or other simple device may be implemented using an arduino for example.

Package devtodo

  • Description: devtodo is a hierarchical, prioritised todo list manager. It manipulate and display a hierarchical (ie "subtasks") and prioritised list of things with a coloured command line interface. Using devtodos output formatting features, it is possible to convert the todo list into almost any text format.