I want to install the last version of Deluge on my Raspbian.

The current distribution, Jessie (stable), contains the 1.3.10 version but I want the last one 1.3.13.

The next distribution, Stretch (testing), contains the 1.3.13 version.

How can I enable apt to get the packages from the Stretch distribution?


2 Answers 2


I've adapted the instructions here to our case.

First, create the following files in /etc/apt/preferences.d:


Package: *
Pin: release a=jessie
Pin-Priority: 900


Package: *
Pin: release a=stretch
Pin-Priority: 750

Now, creating a matching set for /etc/apt/sources.list.d:


deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib non-free rpi


deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi

Finally update the packages list:

sudo apt-get update

And now you can install Deluge from the Stretch distribution:

sudo apt-get install deluged -t stretch


pi@raspberrypi:~ $ deluged --version
deluged: 1.3.13
  • As per @prisma 's answer, I had to change a=jessie to n=jessie for it to work correctly.
    – famdekk
    Commented Sep 25, 2017 at 18:35
  • Is there a way to do this for a single package on Raspbian? I just need a dev version of network-manager. Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 7:21

Except for this does not work for raspbian:

Pin: release a=jessie

Does not correctly match jessie

cat  /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrordirector.raspbian.org_raspbian_dists_stretch_InRelease

Origin: Raspbian
Label: Raspbian
Suite: testing
Codename: stretch

there is no Archive tag in the releasefile of raspbian, so one needs to match n= (Codename)

Package: *
Pin: release n=jessie
Pin-Priority: 900

...works for me.

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