01 December 2009

Debian backports

I do not remember having used Debian backports before. But I needed to install Wicd and I learnt it is not included in Lenny but you can install it through backports. The process is straightforward.
You have to add a line to your sources.list:

deb lenny-backports main contrib non-free
And apt-get update as usual and then

apt-get -t lenny-backports install wicd

And there you go!!!

The problem I had was that with network-manager I couldn't automatically connect at startup. I really don't know why because in previous installations it worked perfectly. Maybe it was due to the new drivers or the firmware (iwl3945)