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Backports integrated in the main archive

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Backports integrated in the main archive                press@debian.org
March 20th, 2013                http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130320

The Debian project is pleased to announce that the backports service for
the next stable release Debian 7 (codename "Wheezy") will be part of the
main archive. Backports are packages mostly from the testing
distribution (and in few cases from unstable too, e.g. security updates)
recompiled in a stable environment so that they will run without new
libraries (whenever it is possible) on the Debian stable distribution.
While as for now this service was provided on a separated archive,
starting with wheezy-backports the packages will be accessible from the
regular pool.
The users of "Wheezy" will have to add to their sources.list file this

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main

All users of the service are invited to check their regular mirror if it
carries backports and pull from there. Please note that this change does
not affect the current stable release Debian 6 (codename "Squeeze").

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