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Old 09-27-2005, 06:30 AM   #1
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Need Recommendation for Debian Etch sources.list ( /etc/apt/sources.list )


Hi,
Is there any recommendation for Debian Etch /etc/apt/sources.list files.

If you would like to have Etch + non-US content + latest security update, would the source.list file below be working?

Is there a better source.list?

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US sarge/non-US main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

thanks
 
Old 09-27-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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non-us is obsolete, when Sarge went stable the content was moved into main.

From what I understand Testing/etch has security updates now. Take a look at the sources.lits in my sig.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 06:33 AM   #3
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Should I be listing etch or stable in my source.list. Slightly confused as I thought etch was stable, what difference am I getting ?
 
Old 05-02-2007, 06:40 AM   #4
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Etch=Stable. Sarge is oldstable. Woody is obsolete, Lenny is the new Testing.
^^^this is a mathematical equation

For suitable contents of your sources.list, look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=330913
 
Old 05-02-2007, 07:40 AM   #5
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Yeah was just a bit confused cause the mirrors featured both etch and stable which is like doubling up I thought.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 09:41 PM   #6
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It depends on your needs. If you want to run stable forever, you use "stable". As soon as a new version gets into stable, you will be updated. And you'll still be running stable.

In some of my desktop machines I use "testing". I will always have the testing version regardless of what the current name is.

However, there *are* some issues with unexpected upgrades, even if they are in stable. That's why for example I use "Sarge" in my production servers. Only when I am ready I will install "Etch", taking into account that things might crash. Usually it means that I install a new server.

On a desktop machine you can tolerate that. Not on a production server.

I admit, it is extreme flexibility.

jlinkels
 
Old 05-05-2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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Thumbs up uh huh...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlinkels
It depends on your needs. If you want to run stable forever, you use "stable". As soon as a new version gets into stable, you will be updated. And you'll still be running stable.

In some of my desktop machines I use "testing". I will always have the testing version regardless of what the current name is.

However, there *are* some issues with unexpected upgrades, even if they are in stable. That's why for example I use "Sarge" in my production servers. Only when I am ready I will install "Etch", taking into account that things might crash. Usually it means that I install a new server.

On a desktop machine you can tolerate that. Not on a production server.

I admit, it is extreme flexibility.

jlinkels
ya, what he said...
 
  


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