Where are the breezy backports?

Ben Novack bhn3 at pitt.edu
Sat Oct 15 17:58:41 UTC 2005

On 10/15/05, August Karlstrom <fusionfive at comhem.se> wrote:
> Ben Novack wrote:
> >>http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ contains breezy, breezy-updates
> >>and breezy-security but not breezy-backports. Will it be added?
> >
> > Yes, but backports are, by definition, brought back from the *next*
> > release - in this case, 6.4, The Dapper Drake. Dapper hasn't actually
> > been started yet. Once it has been, packages can start being
> > backported from it into breezy.
> OK, I see. I need for instance the Microsoft TrueType Core Fonts
> (msttcorefonts) and a Java plugin for Firefox. What repositories should
> I add to `/etc/apt/sources.list' to get access to these packages?

The Core Fonts appear to simply be available in Multiverse - in your
sources.list, you'd want a line like so:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted universe multiverse

(with universe and multiverse also added for updates, security-updates, etc.)

As for a Java plugin, the open source Blackdown JRE is available in
Multiverse as well; the main JRE is j2re1.4, and the plugin you're
looking for is j2re-1.4-mozilla-plugin.


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