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Old 05-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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Wheezy sourcelist ?


Just installed Wheezy using the the unofficial cd image including the nonfree firmware and noticed that the source.list looks like this

Quote:
deb http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/debian/debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/debian/debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/debian/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/debian/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
Understand that volatile is discontinued and replaced by squeeze-update (or in this case, wheezy-updates)


Reinstall Wheezy using the official netinstall cd with a usb thumbdrive containing the nonfree firmware and the completed installation comes with a source.list that looks like this
Quote:
deb http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

Question:

What is the official source list for Wheezy?
- with volatile only?
- with updates only?
- without volatile and updates?

Which or none of the above is correct?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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You can get a sources.list premade to your specs from Debian Sources List Generator.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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You may want to add debian multimedia
http://www.deb-multimedia.org/
 
Old 05-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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Am i right to assume that below is the "official" source.list

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deb http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

Volatile and Updates should NOT be included?
 
Old 05-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Hi,

non-free is not officially a part of Debian. I think what you have for updates should, work but the official lines are given at:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...stable-updates

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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I kinda think that there isn't really an "official" sources.list for Debian. It depends on how the user wants to set things up, I think. For example, I don't use the "deb-src" lines; my sources.list looks like this right now (I don't even have "non-free" and "contrib"):

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
deb http://ignorantguru.github.com/debian/ unstable main

The last line is for the SpaceFM file manager. This is on a Wheezy installation that I've been running since September.

But I'm not sure about the importance of including the "wheezy-updates" (the former "volatile") line. I did find this announcement, from when they went from "volatile" to "squeeze-updates": http://lists.debian.org/debian-volat.../msg00000.html

Reading that, I'm thinking that including "wheezy-updates" wouldn't hurt, but it probably isn't necessary. I'd be interested to read any opinions on that.

By the way, as of this writing, the Debian Sources List Generator hasn't been updated for Wheezy being the current "Stable." But it's still useful to take a look at that site.

Last edited by m.a.l.'s pa; 05-06-2013 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Ah. There's the explanation about the "wheezy-updates" part:

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Some packages from proposed-updates may also be made available via the wheezy-updates mechanism. This path will be used for updates which many users may wish to install on their systems before the next point release is made, such as updates to virus scanners and timezone data. All packages from wheezy-updates will be included in point releases.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 05:23 AM   #8
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Got it. Thanks everyone for the info.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 06:31 AM   #9
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For completeness, I've reinstall Wheezy using the official netinst iso and the source.list is as follows:
Quote:
deb http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy main
deb-src http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy main

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.riken.jp/Debian/ wheezy-updates main
Which I will take as the "official" source.list.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #10
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There is no "official" sources.list - what you have posted is what I would call a fairly standard one consisting of official repositories.

You don't necessarily need wheezy-updates (volatile) but it usually doesn't do any harm to have it. You do always need the main release repo and the security repo.

wheezy-proposed-updates and wheezy-backports are also not required but still "official".
 
Old 05-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for the clarification.

Think I've chose the wrong words. By "official", what I really mean is that I am trying to stick close to the default repositories that comes with an official stable installation. So for example, backports will not be included for my use.

My bad.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #12
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There is no problem with backports as it's an official repo. If you want a free/libre system - don't add the contrib and non-free repos. If it's just a "pure" Debian system you're after, then avoid 3rd party repos.

deb-multimedia is one such 3rd party repo.
 
  


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