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Old 06-13-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Packman Repository for lenny


What exactly should I put in the sources.list for Synaptic to use packman?
It says it cannot download all repositories.

deb http://packman.unixheads.com/debian lenny updates addons
deb-src http://packman.unixheads.com/debian lenny updates addons

I'm using the info from...
http://packman.links2linux.org/help
http://wiki.links2linux.de/wiki/Pack..._Debian/Ubuntu

But it doesn't have lenny, so I changed etch to lenny.

Can I use etch just as well?
I've found 100 sites that say 'use packman' heh, I need to know what to put in Synaptic / sources.list
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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First major question.... why?- If you want packman, go use packman. Unless there is some major improvement that alludes me, why would you want to use packman sources in synaptic, and why would you want to use packman at all?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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First major question.... why?- If you want packman, go use packman. Unless there is some major improvement that alludes me, why would you want to use packman sources in synaptic, and why would you want to use packman at all?
I've found many references to packman repo.
Is there some reason I should NOT use it?

Does someone have an answer pls?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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Because apt is the best tool for the job here, which is why we use it on Debian. If this way were better, then great. You don't gain any more packages as far as I can tell, there is nothing new in here.

Not to mention the loss of quality control you suffer when using third party .deb packages which may be less rigorously tested, or from using packages that may not be in the official tree.

Incidentally, you never told us what error you specifically were having, the exact message, if you truly want to go for this (which I really wouldn't reccommend) then the actual error message for

Code:
sudo apt-get update
is needed

Last edited by jamescondron; 06-13-2009 at 08:36 PM. Reason: Messed up a code tag
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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Here are the errors.

W: Failed to fetch http://packman.unixheads.com/debian/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://packman.unixheads.com/debian/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://packman.unixheads.com/debian/...source/Sources 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://packman.unixheads.com/debian/...source/Sources 404 Not Found

You're argument that I should not use packman became an argument about using apt over synatpic.
I don't want to argue with you.

If someone uses packman and knows how to add lenny to the sources.list, this info might be very helpful. Thanks.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:59 PM   #6
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Synaptic is the front end for apt...

EDIT:
Can you paste your sources.list too, please

Last edited by jamescondron; 06-13-2009 at 09:01 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 09:08 PM   #7
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Synaptic is the front end for apt...
Yes I know. It is very nice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamescondron View Post
EDIT:
Can you paste your sources.list too, please
I'd rather not. I've posted the part that has the error.


There is something wrong in these lines. Possibly packman does not support lenny.

deb http://packman.unixheads.com/debian lenny updates addons
deb-src http://packman.unixheads.com/debian lenny updates addons

So........... can someone show me what is wrong with this entry, or help me understand the problem, if any, with using etch instead of lenny?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #8
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http://packman.unixheads.com/debian/dists/

Lenny not supported, which you would have been able to find, had you look there first. And if you know synaptic is a front-end for apt, how can my argument be an argument for apt over synaptic.

Do you know what packman in this sense is? Do you understand the difference between this and the 'pacman' tool for Arch?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 09:56 PM   #9
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I think you need to read more carefully what you typed and the flow of this thread, because you almost sound like a troll, although you maybe trying to be helpful and simply made a mistake/typo..

Anyway. I do still have the question, can I use etch instead of lenny without messing things up?
 
Old 06-14-2009, 07:18 AM   #10
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That repository hasn't been updated for more than 12 months so you won't get any security updates or patches for the software. Using outdated software could mess up your system, but the best case scenario is that the newer files from official sites will simply override the Packman files and you won't pull anything from it. Worst case is that you install all the bugs and hassle from Jan 2008.

What exactly do you need from there that you aren't getting from the official sites?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:20 AM   #11
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I've found lots of things on google that were not in synaptic/smart installers.
Now I'm looking at Mandriva and not finding FUSE ...
Atm I just want a simple way to mount iso/img files.
By simple I mean double click, or right click-> mount.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:22 AM   #12
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Use a main debian mirror unless you have a good reason not to. If you need sources.list suggestions take a look at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e.list-330913/

WTF is "packman" other than a outdated repo?

Synaptic is nice but there will come a time when you will need to know how to use apt.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 09:12 AM   #13
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would have been more productive to ask where to locate the apps you aren't finding for Debian. must be some really obscure stuff since I rarely leave the main repos or Debian-multimedia to find anything I want.. 23,000 + packages.. can't be that much that is missing,

although your sources.list could be incomplete, or not configured properly to access all those packages. .
 
  


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