APT - backports (Xenial only)

PPA description

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

                        APT - backports (Xenial only)

appstream (0.10.6), appstream-glib, apt (1.6.17), apt-file, apt-rdepends, aptdaemon (1.1.1+bzr982), aptitude (0.8.10), autoconf-archive, bash (5.1.12), bash-completion, boost-defaults, boost1.65.1, distro-info (0.18ubuntu0.16.04.1sav0 to fix UA "pro" tool error with 0.18~ubuntu16.04.1 in xenial-backports repo), fontconfig, freetype, glib2.0, gnutls28 (3.7.3), gobject-introspection, libapt-pkg-perl, libzstd (1.5.5), nettle (3.7.3), packagekit (1.1.6), python-apt (1.6.5), python-debian, system-config-printer, xapian-core


*** 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 a needed 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:


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


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 ()
appstream-glib 0.7.7-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
apt 1.6.17~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
apt-file 3.1.5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
apt-rdepends 1.3.0-6~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
aptdaemon 1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
aptitude 0.8.10-6ubuntu1~16.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
autoconf-archive 20170928-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
bash 5.1-6ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
bash-completion 1:2.11-6ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
boost-defaults Rob Savoury ()
boost1.65.1 1.65.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
distro-info 0.18ubuntu0.16.04.1sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontconfig 2.13.1-4.2ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
germinate 2.28~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
glib2.0 2.56.4-0ubuntu0.16.04.9sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gnutls28 3.7.3-4ubuntu1.2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gobject-introspection 1.56.1-1~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury ()
libapt-pkg-perl 0.1.33~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libzstd 1.5.5+dfsg-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury ()
nettle 3.7.3-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
packagekit 1.1.6-2+16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
python-apt 1.6.5ubuntu0.7~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
python-debian 0.1.32+sav0 Rob Savoury ()
system-config-printer 1.5.9+20170825-0ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
xapian-core 1.4.18-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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