trying to solve some other problems with my install, and figure I should start with a functioning aptitude installation. Right now I can never seem to find anything. Anyway, tried to run netselect, and got the following:
johndesk:/etc/apt# netselect-apt testing
Using distribution testing.
Retrieving the list of mirrors from www.debian.org...
Resolving www.debian.org... 184.108.40.206
Connecting to www.debian.org|220.127.116.11|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 252,594 (247K) [text/html]
100%[====================================>] 252,594 119.88K/s
22:29:56 (119.48 KB/s) - `mirrors_full' saved [252594/252594]
Choosing a main Debian mirror using netselect.
Running netselect to choose 1 out of 1 address.
netselect was unable to find a mirror, this probably means that
you are behind a firewall and it is blocking traceroute.
I checked out 192.168.1.1, but my router reports that I have no firewall running. Is there some default debian firewall that could be blocking this? My router is a Linksys WRT54G, if that helps the diagnosis. Thanks!