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Old 08-31-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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How to add unofficial Debian repositories?


I've tried to add unofficial Debian repositories with Synaptic, but I can't figure out the correct syntax when Synaptic (0.62.1.) asks for "the complete APT line". After every attempt Synaptic refuses to start before I remove the (erroneous) line manually from /etc/apt/sources.list.

How can I know what the syntax is for adding e.g. what's at http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ ?

I have lenny installed.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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open a terminal, as root add the lines in
/etc/apt/sources.lst

use vi or nano to open the file
Code:
# vi /etc/apt/sources.lst
or
Code:
# nano /etc/apt/sources.lst
Quote:
deb http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ lenny main contrib non-free restricted
deb-src http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org/ lenny main contrib non-free restricted
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