DNSMASQ 2.76-5 on Jessie
I saw that Debian released a stable version of DNSMASQ 2.76-5 for Stretch. Has anyone tried this version on Jessie? I want to use UEFI but worry about its comparability on Jessie. In general, is it okay to use packages designed for Stretch on Jessie?
Has anyone tried this version on Jessie?
Yes, but not from the stretch repository. We have documentation on how to compile it for Debian 8 here: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=ProxyDHCP_with_dnsmasq#Compiling_dnsmasq_2.76_if_you_need_uefi_support
In general, is it okay to use packages designed for Stretch on Jessie?
No idea. Try it on a test box. Worst thing that can happen is it doesn’t work, then you can come back here and let the world know. My personal advice though - don’t use Stretch packages on Jessie - just my 2 cents. They have two different names for a reason.