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Old 03-24-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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apt sources.list

I installed debian off of the CDs. How can I change the /etc/apt/sources.list file to now look online to download the latest version of the software, instead of getting it off of the CDs?

Old 03-24-2004, 09:30 AM   #2
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You can either edit /etc/apt/sources.list by hand, or make a backup copy of it and run dselect. The first option in dselect will let you update your sources.list to look online.
It can be a bit confusing so it might be wise to get an example sources.list from the web and change it to your preferences.

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i dont mind editing it by hand, my question was, what do i change it to?

thanks again.
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These are a few lines from my sources.list. Please change the mirrors as it suits you.

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb unstable main contrib non-free
deb unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb stable/updates main contrib non-free

deb unstable main

# deb-src stable main contrib non-free
# deb-src stable non-US


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