Archive

The archive is currently shared between GNU/Linux alpha, hppa, ia64, loong64, m68k, powerpc, ppc64, sh4, sparc64, x32 and GNU/Hurd. It uses mini-dak, in order to have one pool per architecture and various suites (unstable, experimental), and most notably the unreleased suite. This suite is used to upload packages which need hacks to build until the changes are integrated into Debian.

You can browse the archive directly via http.

APT sources

The archive includes binary-all packages mirrored regularly from Debian. To use it, add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

 deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-ports unstable main
 deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-ports unreleased main
      

and possibly:

 deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-ports experimental main
      

This uses the recommended deb.debian.org mirror. You can also use ftp.ports.debian.org which actually corresponds to two different servers, one in The Netherlands and one in USA. These are both accessible through both IPv4 and IPv6. In case these are slow from your country, you might want to use a a different mirror instead.

Packages authentication

If you want apt to verify the downloaded packages, you can either install the debian-ports-archive-keyring package or manually import the Debian ports archive key into apt:

 gpg --keyserver hkps://keys.openpgp.org --recv-keys 01C2D6F3D1A46AD1C0DC2F3D8D69674688B6CB36
 gpg --export 01C2D6F3D1A46AD1C0DC2F3D8D69674688B6CB36 | apt-key add -
      

or

 wget -O - https://www.ports.debian.org/archive_2023.key | apt-key add -
      

Upload policy

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