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Distribution: Debian squeeze (Gnome) on netbooks; Debian Lenny on servers and Debian wheezy (XFCE) on new laptops
Cause of forgetting to quote the testing part in my sources.list my system upgraded to wheezy by accident. Everything works perfectly. Therefore I altered the sources.list file to a complete wheezy sources.list file. Some of you might be interested in this file below:
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I wish I could help. So far my system is running good, but not without a glitch here and there. I have had several systems running mostly the lts versions of ubuntu with few problems. they are friends and family and I did it because they kept bringing me their infected boxes. I love using debian but the greatest challenge for me has been getting the sources list right. I'm not sure that debian is truly a distro and in a way if you use it you have to expect some challenges. kind regards. maury
are the official repos for Debian. Yours will have a different address probably because you will use a different mirror (probably) for the main. Yours will also say something other than "testing" (probably "squeeze".
As you can see there are other Debian related repos that others are using. They are for other content that Debian does not include with the install.
You can see your sources list by, as root in terminal;
if you do not know how to use the terminal as root, run this before using the above command;
you will be asked for the root password. Type it. Hit enter. Run the gedit command.
what what is a sources repository? is it essential
A Debian repository is a directory where you can find software you can install on Debian. These type of lines start with deb.
You only need a deb-src repo if you plan or need to compile package(s) from source, if not you do not need it. I keep the line for it commented, and only uncomment it on the rare occasion I build something from source.
Distribution: Debian ("lenny", "squeeze"), Linux Mint, XUbuntu
Here are the etch archive repositories
# THESE ARE THE ARCHIVE SOURCES FOR THE ETCH RELEASE
# I AM STILL RUNNING ETCH ON AN EMBEDDED SYSTEM AND I OCCASIONALLY WANT TO
# ADD SOFTWARE.
# VERIFIED TO WORK JUNE 2011.
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ etch contrib main
deb-src http://archive.debian.org/debian/ etch contrib main