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Old 06-01-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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Debian Sources List?


Hey guys, trying out Debian. I really liked ubuntu so I thought I'd try out its parent. Just did the woody minimal install. I think for the most part it installed ok. It has practically nothing in the install and thats what I wanted and why I didn't want to use ubuntu. The only problem I'm facing is that I think I'm using a really really outdated debian package mirror. It tells me there is no fluxbox (surely there must be a flux package!) package when do I a cache search. I also downloaded the firefox bin installer from there webpage using lynx, and when I try to install it says Im missing a gtk library, but when I try to install that, I get a bunch of broken or missing errors. I'd post the actual error message I get but im on my windows box right now, and its hard to post things in forums in a text only web browser.

So basically I'm looking to get these questions answered.

Where is the file that contains the mirrors for the packages for Debian.
What are the 'current' or some of the current mirrors I should use.
Is there a Fluxbox package, (I know there was one for Yoper).

Thanks guys.

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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Hi
It's in there : /etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:52 AM   #3
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Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib
replace unstable with stable or testing if needed
 
Old 06-01-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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"su" to root and use "apt-setup" to set up /etc/apt/sources.list . Then run "apt-get update". If you haven't yet installed X Window System, try "aptitude" for browsing the available packages (you can start aptitude as normal user and it will prompt for root password if you want to install/upgrade/remove packages). Once you've started X session you can open a terminal window, "su" to root and install synaptic ("aptitude install synaptic"). Then hit Ctrl-d to become normal user and start synaptic with "gksu synaptic".
 
Old 06-01-2005, 10:30 AM   #5
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Re: Debian Sources List?

Quote:
Originally posted by wh33t
Hey guys, trying out Debian. I really liked ubuntu so I thought I'd try out its parent. Just did the woody minimal install. I think for the most part it installed ok. It has practically nothing in the install and thats what I wanted and why I didn't want to use ubuntu. The only problem I'm facing is that I think I'm using a really really outdated debian package mirror. It tells me there is no fluxbox (surely there must be a flux package!) package when do I a cache search. I also downloaded the firefox bin installer from there webpage using lynx, and when I try to install it says Im missing a gtk library, but when I try to install that, I get a bunch of broken or missing errors. I'd post the actual error message I get but im on my windows box right now, and its hard to post things in forums in a text only web browser.

So basically I'm looking to get these questions answered.

Where is the file that contains the mirrors for the packages for Debian.
What are the 'current' or some of the current mirrors I should use.
Is there a Fluxbox package, (I know there was one for Yoper).

Thanks guys.

1) etc/apt/source.list
2) "Debian worldwide mirror sites"
3) Yes there is a Fluxbox package.


I would upgrade to Sarge at the least as Woody is considered ancient. Sarge will be the new Stable.

To install Firefox try apt-get install mozilla-firefox
 
Old 06-01-2005, 10:43 AM   #6
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The official upgrade instructions from Woody to Sarge:
http://www.debian.org/releases/testi...rading.en.html

Since you haven't yet installed many applications, you might want to consider doing a complete reinstall using the new Debian Installer. The next stable release, Sarge, should come out within one week but if you're impatient, you can grab the netinstall CD from here:
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
 
Old 06-01-2005, 10:00 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, yeah it turned out I was using what ever was available on the woody net install CD, so that would explain the extreme lack of packages. Updating right now. Thanks.

Edit*

Aight, I still dont see firefox when I do apt-cache search firefox or mozilla. So could someone just please copy and paste there whole sources.list in here so I can copy it verbatim.

On the bright side I do see the fluxbox package now. But I'd like to have the whole set of mirrors.

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