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Old 07-26-2003, 10:41 PM   #1
Bruce Hill
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getting updated packages with apt-get synaptic


I've installed Debian Woody from The Very Verbose Debian 3.0 Installation Walkthrough (for the 2nd time).

It gets old stuff, like old Mozilla. If I want to get newer packages, or at least have the option, what do I do to change /etc/apt/sources.list? Like, for instance, I want the newest Mozilla, Evolution, Gimp and Scribus packages. And for some reason I don't even have pico.

I saw one post where a guy just changed the word stable to testing in all his lines, but that doesn't seem quite right. I've searched and even read the apt-get configuration, but I can't find this answer.

TIA
 
Old 07-26-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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To change to get sid, the still in development, latest and greatest
(and occasionally broken bits) version of Debian change your

/etc/sources.list file to look like

#*****************************************************************************#
#
# file : /etc/apt/sources.list.de
#
#*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*#
#
deb ftp://ftp.de.debian.ORG/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.de.debian.ORG/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
#
#deb-src ftp://ftp.de.debian.ORG/debian unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src ftp://ftp.de.debian.ORG/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
#
#*******************************************************#


REPLACING ftp.de.debian.ORG with the name of your nearest Debian mirror.

If you want some unofficial extras you could also add

deb http://ftp.tux.org/pub/java/debian unstable main non-free
deb http://harshy.homelinux.org/files/debian ./
deb http://marillat.free.fr/ unstable main
deb http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ddamian/deb/ ./
deb http://www.gwhere.org/download/debian unstable main

and take a look at

http://www.apt-get.org/

for any other apt sites you could be interested in adding.

Hope this helps!

Last edited by Corin; 07-26-2003 at 10:49 PM.
 
  


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