APT - backports (Xenial only)

PPA description

Backports of APT packages (includes apt, python-apt) from Bionic to Xenial.

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                        APT - backports (Xenial only)
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appstream (0.10.6), appstream-glib, apt (1.6.12), apt-file, apt-rdepends, aptdaemon (1.1.1+bzr982), aptitude (0.8.10), autoconf-archive, bash (5.1-rc3), bash-completion (2.11), boost-defaults (1.65.1), boost1.65.1, fontconfig, freetype, glib2.0, gobject-introspection, libapt-pkg-perl, libzstd (1.4.5), packagekit (1.1.6), python-apt (1.6.5), python-debian, system-config-printer, xapian-core (1.4.7)

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*** Install ***

Extra packages required to install some backported APT packages are copied here (from ppa:savoury1/backports & gtk-xenial) for easy installation. These steps are needed for a successful upgrade on Xenial of APT related packages:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/apt-xenial
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Note: Backports of bash and bash-completion are here due a dpkg file conflict (/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/apt) between apt 1.6.12 and the old bash-completion 2.1 from Xenial (causes sbuild failure). So a bash upgrade is also part of the APT upgrade for Xenial systems, to ensure no dpkg errors.

A backport of system-config-printer is also here due a PD conflict with the Xenial version (requires packagekit-system-interface, a virtual package no longer provided by the newer than Xenial backported packagekit found here).

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:

  ppa:savoury1/gcc-defaults-7
  ppa:savoury1/build-tools
  ppa:savoury1/backports
  ppa:savoury1/python
  ppa:savoury1/qt-xenial

Building aptitude uses packages from ppa:savoury1/backports plus newer meson and debhelper (from ppa:savoury1/build-tools) are needed for appstream-glib. Also, libapt-pkg-perl uses GCC > 6 due build failures with GCC 5.x (Xenial).

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/apt-xenial to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/apt-xenial
sudo apt-get update
        
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoury1/apt-xenial/ubuntu xenial main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoury1/apt-xenial/ubuntu xenial main 
Signing key:
4096R/E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459 (What is this?)
Fingerprint:
E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459

Dependencies:

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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appstream 0.10.6-1~ubuntu16.04.2sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
appstream-glib 0.7.7-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
apt 1.6.12ubuntu0.2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-12-09)
apt-file 3.1.5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-04)
apt-rdepends 1.3.0-6~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-22)
aptdaemon 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-16)
aptitude 0.8.10-6ubuntu1~16.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
autoconf-archive 20170928-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
bash 5.1~rc3-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
bash-completion 1:2.11-2ubuntu0~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-04)
boost-defaults 1.65.1.0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
boost1.65.1 1.65.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
fontconfig 2.13.1-2ubuntu3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-31)
freetype 2.10.2+dfsg-3ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-31)
glib2.0 2.56.4-0ubuntu0.16.04.6sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-29)
gobject-introspection 1.56.1-1~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-01-04)
libapt-pkg-perl 0.1.33~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-05)
libzstd 1.4.5+dfsg-4~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-01)
packagekit 1.1.6-2+16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-31)
python-apt 1.6.5ubuntu0.3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-08-20)
python-debian 0.1.32+sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-03)
system-config-printer 1.5.9+20170825-0ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-02)
xapian-core 1.4.17-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-09)
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