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Re: 404 trying to use stretch/backports

Sven Hoexter composed on 2018-01-11 10:08 (UTC+0100):

> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 09:52:00AM +0100, john doe wrote:

>> Felix Miata wrote:

>> > Trying to get a non-broken recent version of mc, the instructions on
>> > https://backports.debian.org/Instructions/ fail[1]. How can I get a non-broken
>> > relatively recent mc package installed, e.g. patched 4.8.19, or 4.8.20? Breakage
>> > was fixed 15 months ago[2].

>> What lines do you have in 'sources.list'?

I had looked at it repeatedly, probably close to 10 times. Only after looking
again after some thread replies did I spot stretch/backports where
stretch-backports belongs. :-p

>> The following URL is working for me:

>> deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main

> Hey guys,
> there is no backport of the mc package available, so someone has to backport it
> first. There is no automatic backport process running because that's technically
> not really possible and that's not how backports are intendet to work.

> So 4.8.19 is available in unstable, that would be something someone could backport.
   I don't know what the intent is in the existence of:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mc/mc_4.8.19-1_i386.deb &

especially with 4.8.20 having been released in November, but I downloaded
manually and installed 4.8.19 with dpkg, and it works just fine compared to the
broken 4.8.18 that had been installed.
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