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My current sources.list:

## main & security repositories
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main

#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny contrib
#deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny contrib
#deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates contrib
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates contrib

#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates non-free

deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

Lenny stable has nginx 0.6.32. I have 0.7.6xish from lenny backports. I want to recompile the .deb with the uwsgi module. If I apt-get source nginx I am given the 0.6.32 files.

How can I modify my sources.list such that I get my lenny backports version? Or is that not possible? If so would I solely have to rely on sid? And if so, could someone tell me what exact lines I need to add for sid?

And if I do end up adding a deb-src line for sid, that's just temporary in order for me to run the apt-get source nginx command, because otherwise I'd be grabbing sid packages across the board?

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I copied deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free and changed deb to deb-src.

Afterwards, I did a apt-get update and then apt-get -t lenny-backports source nginx and that did it.

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That's the correct way ;-) –  weeheavy Oct 18 '10 at 9:15
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