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Old 02-11-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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i need debian apt-get mirrors


When I install debian from CD or from the internet, it installs all old software like kde 2 and gnome 1.4. Can anyone give me a list or show me where one is that I could pass on to apt-get so it downloads and installs current software instead of old stuff?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 04:03 PM   #2
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Isn't there a server list located at /etc/apt/server.list (or something like that). If I remember right, there're some servers in there already, for stable and unstable packages, but all unstable are commented out (with a hash symbol = #). If you comment it out, run apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade you will get debian more up-to-date.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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When I installed debian the only links in that file were those of the woody cd's. I check it. I am absolutly certain that there were no other links in there. Did I do something wrong?
 
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Nah, you've not done anything wrong . For some reason, I could install my network card with Debian Potato (which is awfully old) but not with Woody (really odd, even passing the same details to the kernel during installation). In Potato there wasa server list for unstable/non-free/non-us to uncomment and install more packages. I will check the link for ya and be right back

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Old 02-11-2004, 04:19 PM   #5
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Here is a complete list of servers for Debian:

http://www.debian.org/mirror/list

Now, let's say you want to add a US link for the sarge distribution at /etc/apt/source.list, you have to add:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/binary-i386/

I think... well, lemme me know if it works please
 
  


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