A repository for WSL-only apt packages.

This includes packages for multiple distributions which use apt packages, not merely Debian. Currently supported are:

Deprecated (no longer updated) distributions include:

Please note that this list of currently supported distributions reflects only those which I have tested myself and as such am prepared to support. I don’t have time to test against all other possibilities. This is not, of course, to say that any package posted here won’t work on unlisted Ubuntu distributions or other Debian derivatives; merely that not having tested it myself, I’m not going to advertise that it does by shipping a package entailed to that distribution. You will need to manually adjust the created sources.list file to use the most compatible distribution.


Make sure you have lsb_release installed

As root (sudo -s), enter the following commands:

apt install lsb-release

Configuring the wsl-transdebian repo

As root (sudo -s), enter the following commands:

wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/wsl-transdebian.gpg

chmod a+r /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/wsl-transdebian.gpg

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wsl-transdebian.list
deb $(lsb_release -cs) main
deb-src $(lsb_release -cs) main

apt update

If you do not have lsb_release installed, you will need to manually substitute the distro name (e.g., “bullseye”) in place of $(lsb_release -cs).


To contribute packages to the wsl-transdebian repo, please fork this repository, place your packages in the “updates” folder within it, and then send me a pull request.

Repository source

You can see the source for this repository at: