Need some new software on your old Sarge system? Backporting could be the answer.
Here's a how-to on the subject.
Backporting means bringing newer versions of some software to an older
Debian release. This usually involves two kind of tasks:
1. Backport additional packages such as required libraries
2. Change dependencies to use an older version of a library
You can also try backports.org to see if it's been done allready.
Spotted on DebCentral.