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Old 01-10-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Red face accessing sources.list for fedora


hello
I am a newbie so bare with me if im asking stupid questions. i want to know how i can access the sources.list file in fedora. i want to edit it so that it points to a new database that was just created.
i have tried this command
vi /etc/apt/sources.list
but i keep getting an empty file.
please help
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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Not sure what you are trying to do but /etc/apt/sources.list.d is a directory on my fc7 server and contains livna.list - a livna apt repository list. I have no idea what it is doing there I assume it was created when I added livna to the yum repositories.

However, on Ubuntu, /etc/apt/sources.list is a Ubuntu apt repository list.

As Fedora traditionally uses yum more info on your distro is needed.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 03:49 AM   #3
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I am trying to install some software and this software is on the school database. now i want to set the sources.list file such that it points to this database.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 04:17 AM   #4
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Dude, first of all, Fedora does not use the package manager that Debian-based systems use. Hence, you are getting the empty file (actually, the file is not there); vim is creating the file. What package are you trying to install? You can use
Code:
yum install <package name>
And, you cannot simply point to some computer like that. That has to be a repository in a particular format, like the fedora repository etc.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 05:07 AM   #5
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More info please:

1) What version of Fedora is on YOUR computer - do the following:
Code:
$ uname -r
2.6.23.12-52.fc7
2) What Linux distro is installed at the school (fedora, ubuntu, SUSE)?

3) What is the software called that you want to download?

4) Probably more pertinent - what did you intend putting in /etc/apt/sources.list?
 
Old 01-11-2008, 05:30 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by mickza View Post
More info please:

1) What version of Fedora is on YOUR computer - do the following:
Code:
$ uname -r
2.6.23.12-52.fc7
2) What Linux distro is installed at the school (fedora, ubuntu, SUSE)?

3) What is the software called that you want to download?

4) Probably more pertinent - what did you intend putting in /etc/apt/sources.list?
Dear Mickza, why would he need to know his kernel version? That's irrelevant. Also, details about the OS on the school computer is irrelevant.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 07:36 AM   #7
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Deepumnit - I was trying to get some info in order to assist. I still don't know what OS he or the school is using, what format the software is in or even if it runs on linux.

The only clues so far are fedora and apt which currently, as you have also pointed out, seems odd. However earlier releases of fedora could be updated with apt.

Plus don't forget that yum is not the only way of installing software on current fedora releases.

Last edited by mickza; 01-11-2008 at 07:40 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 08:15 AM   #8
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hi guys
im trying to install akregator, elinks and ns2. but these packages are on the school database. if i try to install using yum. it gives a mirror error. the school is using linux and windows, the linux distros that are being used are fedora core 8, ubuntu 7.04 and sidux

i want to put an address in the sources.list file that will point to the packages that i need to install
i hope this is clear enough
 
Old 01-11-2008, 09:46 AM   #9
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OK don't know any of those packages BUT akregator is included in kdepim & elinks is a standard package thus:

Code:
yum install kdepim elinks
should get it onto your fc8 system (edit: fc8 installs the gnome desktop by default - are you running KDE instead? it's needed for akregator).

NS2 is not a standard package - but plenty of references to it on google. I don't know anything about it but seems it can be downloaded as a tar zip file and possibly compiled.

Creating a sources.list containing a ip no will not achieve anything on Fedora or Ubuntu rather shh, ftp or http into the school server to download files (if permitted) OR if the school is a apt repository you would add a file (eg: school.list) which the school would supply looking something like the following.

Code:
# rpm.livna.org sources.list entries for apt-rpm with repomd support,
# http://apt-rpm.laiskiainen.org/


# -- Main repository
repomd http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/ $(VERSION)/$(ARCH)/
#repomd http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/ $(VERSION)/$(ARCH)/debug/
#repomd-src http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/ $(VERSION)/SRPMS/

# -- Potential updates in testing
#repomd http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/ testing/$(VERSION)/$(ARCH)/
#repomd http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/ testing/$(VERSION)/$(ARCH)/debug/
#repomd-src http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/ testing/$(VERSION)/SRPMS/
you would also need to install apt:
Code:
yum install apt
this installs a fc6 version but thats OK.

Then I assume you would be able to download the schools pre-compiled ns2 package (purely a guess).

Hope this helps.

Last edited by mickza; 01-11-2008 at 09:57 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 10:09 AM   #10
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Hey, you got some advice from Mickza for Akregator. Also, consider this: NS2 is a network simulator. I use that to do some experiments and also some assignments given by my professor. That is freely available on the NS2 site. You can download that. I do not think you can yum to get it, as it may not be listed on the Fedora mirrors (just guessing). But, you can download the source tarball and follow the instructions to install that. Some post-installation configuration has to be done. You can post here if you have any problems.
 
  


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