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Enables backports repository for Debian.


  • node['apt_backports']['distribution']

Defaults to squeeze-backports. Backports release codename suitable for your debian installation.

  • node['apt_backports']['mirror']

Defaults to Backport repository mirror URI you'd like to use.


Just include apt-backports in your node's run_list. Optionally specify distribution and mirror.

  "run_list": [
  "apt_backports": {
    "distribution": "squeeze-backports",
    "mirror": ""

License and Authors

Author:: Arkency

Copyright 2013, Arkency

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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