I've installed Debian on a friend of mine's computer, I have alway used Slackware so far, so I'm trying to learn how the apt mechanism works. I'm using KPackage to manage packages, it seems good, however there's a problem I can't get to solve.
For example, I needed to install flex.
My sources.list is:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian etch main
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian etch main
Anyway, kpackage didn't list flex anywhere.
I went to packages.debian.org, and there it was, I downloaded it from ftp.de.debian.org.
So, the question is, why doesn't kpackage list that package (and many more) even if the mirror is inside sources.list?