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Asked by syncer on Mar 5 2016, 2:01 PM.

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How do I install debian packages on my VyOS installation?

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syncer
Updated 1,351 Days Ago

First configure repositories.
The Hydrogen release will be based on Debian Squeeze so:

set system package repository squeeze components 'main contrib non-free'
set system package repository squeeze distribution 'squeeze'
set system package repository squeeze url 'http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian'

Squeeze is not supported anymore, however Helium has some packages from Squeeze Long Term Support so:

set system package repository squeeze-lts components 'main contrib non-free'
set system package repository squeeze-lts distribution 'squeeze-lts'
set system package repository squeeze-lts url 'http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian'

In case you need more modern software or software that standard isn't available in squeeze, add

set system package repository squeeze-backports components main
set system package repository squeeze-backports distribution squeeze-backports
set system package repository squeeze-backports url 'http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports'

Then

commit;save

and "sudo apt-get update" and you can install packages with "sudo apt-get install xxxxxxx" as usual.

dmbaturin
Updated 1,351 Days Ago

The best answer is "you don't". Installing third-party packages instantly converts your configuration to unsupported and we will not help you with it. If you have to ask, please just don't do it.

pkilla
Updated 1,348 Days Ago

Debian squeeze is EOL, http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian contain only squeeze-lts repo.
Use http://archive.debian.org/debian :

set system package repository squeeze components 'main contrib non-free'
set system package repository squeeze distribution 'squeeze'
set system package repository squeeze url 'http://archive.debian.org/debian'

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