The archive is currently shared between GNU/Linux alpha, hppa, m68k, powerpcspe, ppc64, 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 unstable main
 deb unreleased main

and possibly:

 deb experimental main

For GNU/Hurd the unstable and experimental suites are provided by the regular Debian archive, therefore you only need to add the unreleased suite. actually corresponds to two different servers, one in The Netherlands and one in USA. There are both accessible through both IPv4 and IPv6. In case there are slow from your country, you might want to use a a 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 archive's key into apt:

 gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 2FF7A9F4
 gpg --export 2FF7A9F4 | apt-key add -


 wget -O - | apt-key add -

Upload policy

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