I am using CUPS on a raspberry PI as a print server. The issue I have is that the packages via apt-get seem to be using the "Buster" v10 release of Debian.

Updates for softawre packages aren't back-ported constantly so this means that I am not on the later version of CUPS, which I need to be to troubleshoot an issue I have with it.

So aside from locally compiling, is there an easy way to resolve this ?

What is confusing to me is that I'm sure the SSD in this PI was created fairly recently just a few months back, and from what I understand Raspberry Pi OS isn't using Buster as a base now but instead 'Bullseye' ? Ref https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi_OS#Releases

  • run lsb_release -a to see what your pi is running Jun 13 at 10:57
  • Nb. That the version from bullseye isn't the latest either: packages.debian.org/bullseye/cups Partially because RpiOS is currently behind Debian by a release (stable is v.12, bookworm).
    – goldilocks
    Jun 13 at 16:03
  • @JaromandaX it reported: Distributor ID: Raspbian, Description: Raspbian, NU/Linux 11 (bullseye), Release: 11, Codename: bullseye... so I am running bullseye, yet why are packages being pulled for buster?
    – AdamJones
    Jun 13 at 20:26
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    so, what makes you think apt-get seem to be using the "Buster" v10 release of Debian Jun 13 at 23:02
  • I thought this because I googled the package version (2.3.3op2-3+deb11u2) and I think it took me to Buster subset of repositories on the Debian website. So this was a red herring, I've done a 'sudo apt-cache policy' and can confirm it's setup with just Bullseye repository sources. So it seems for now its a waiting game.
    – AdamJones
    Jun 16 at 19:23


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