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Old 02-11-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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How do I make sure repositories are enabled?


I want to install Ubuntu 9.10 Server and need to make sure the Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled at
Code:
/etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
If necessary, edit the file with:

Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
FYI Ubuntu 9.10 only has 2 months of support left; I recommend 10.04 (the Long Term Support release) for server use.

More information here: http://https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04...e/C/index.html

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thanks snowpine, so in

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
I just delete the '#' in front of 'deb' correct? Why did you recommend 10.04 Server and not 10.10?

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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It's all in the Server Guide I linked to earlier:

https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/server...a-repositories

When they ask you to comment/uncomment a line, that simply means to type a # at the beginning of the line to skip that repository, or delete the # to not skip it.

10.04 is a long-term-support release supported through April 2015. But 10.10 is fine too if you want the latest packages and don't mind upgrading every 6 months.
 
Old 03-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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An easier way to edit source list:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
 
  


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