View Full Version : [all variants] Install intrepid packages in hardy with apt like in Debian way

August 19th, 2008, 04:00 PM
I am new user in Ubuntu but experienced in Debian.
I need to install some packages from intrepid of a new version of erlang package (is a programing language) in my hardy.
I was used to do this things really easy in my Debian installing it from Sid in testing, enabling the sid sources in my sources.list, making one /etc/apt/apt.conf file with:

APT::Default-Release "lenny";

And doing:

aptitude -t sid install package

My question is, can i do in the same way in Ubuntu?

Because i find that is a little annoying download packages and its dependencies one by one from http://packages.ubuntu.com

Thank you in advance.

August 19th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Enable backports in System>>Administration>>Software Sources.Then sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install erlang
provided erlang has been backported,of course.

August 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I don't see erlang in hardy-backports:

It is possible to enable intrepid sources like in debian?
and install it like:

aptitude -t intrepid install erlang

August 26th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I'm keen to know, too. Anyone?

P.S. Seams to be very limitedly supported in Ubuntu (Hardy). See Idea #12564 (http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/12564/) and vote or extend it.