Debian Fast Track is a repository that allows making “backports” of packages available to users of the stable distribution, if those packages cannot be maintained in testing and backported in the usual way.
Note: You will need bullseye-backports enabled, see backports website for instructions.
Import fasttrack archive keyring:
# apt install fasttrack-archive-keyring
Add following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list on your bullseye system.
deb https://fasttrack.debian.net/debian-fasttrack/ bullseye-fasttrack main contrib
deb https://fasttrack.debian.net/debian-fasttrack/ bullseye-backports-staging main contrib
If you cannot use https in your sources.list, add following.
deb http://fasttrack.debian.net/debian-fasttrack/ bullseye-fasttrack main contrib
deb http://fasttrack.debian.net/debian-fasttrack/ bullseye-backports-staging main contrib
Note: For instructions for buster system, see this.
MirrorWe have a mirror, available via http and https, thanks to folks at Linux.Pizza.
To use, replace
mirror.linux.pizzain above section.
You can also tell apt to choose a mirror automatically by using,
- For https,
- For http,
We are setting up this service, please check FastTrack page on Debian Wiki for uploading packages to the Debian Fast Track repository.
Open an issue on salsa to get support.
Follow/Get involved via: Matrix #debian-fasttrack:poddery.com or IRC #debian-fasttrack on OFTC network.
Q: Which packages should I upload to fasttrack ?
A: If a package cannot be part of a stable release because we cannot provide security updates for the entire stable lifecylce then that package cannot be in testing or backports. Those packages get security updates along with new upstream versions and such software can be in FastTrack.
Q: Does the package need to be in unstable or experimental to be in fasttrack?
A: the package has to be in unstable, we allow packages from experimental as exceptions. We also allow packages in fast track temporarily when packages need to clear backports-new
Q: Who should I contact if I need to remove a package?
A: We use salsa issues mentioned above
Q: What are the criteria for being able to upload? Is there a keyring for developers who can upload to fasttrack?
A: For now, its fast track team members who can upload. We can give other DDs upload access on request. Use the issue tracker
Q: Where should users report bugs? Bug reports in BTS.
A: We prefer that too. It is up to each maintainer how they want it.