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Old 10-12-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
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What seems to be the problem on Debian Repos?


Can someone please tell me what repository seems to work today? What website should I go to know the latest running repo?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 02:51 AM   #2
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What repo are you using? What release?
Checkout the sticky thread in the Debian forum.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:49 AM   #3
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I am using etch before. deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free

Where do I find that sticky thread? I mean is there a website dedicated for posting running repos. One that is stable and is not confusing. I tried www.apt-get.org but it seems that most of the repos that are posted have broken links. Please help.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:53 AM   #4
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Anything ftp://ftp.country.debian.org/debian or chech here

http://www.debian.org/mirror/list
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #5
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Is there any forum or community where they could post any working repository? The packages I would want to install are gtkpod-aac, acidrip, tovid, avidemux. These packages couldn't be found on the repositories that I've tried. It's either their are dependencies. Can someone help me understand how to configure a solid repository. If you will search the internet there are more than a hundred of them. But I think one repo will go well with the other. But I can't seem to know what repos to choose from. Where would I know. THe link above is just the general mirror site. I'm totally new into this. So can someone provide me their sources.list and tell me how they have arrive of having those repositories. And in what site did they see those things. Thanks alot..
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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avidemux:

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ sid main

tovid:

deb http://packages.kirya.net/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

I think acidrip is somewhere in those either - adjust to your distro.
Try a google search or a search here for 'sources.list debian' or something like that.
External sources a a touchy subject because you never know in advance what you end up with.
For about the same functionality like tovid you could also try KmPg2 - it's somewhere on kde-apps.org
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by depam
I am using etch before. deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free

Where do I find that sticky thread? I mean is there a website dedicated for posting running repos. One that is stable and is not confusing. I tried www.apt-get.org but it seems that most of the repos that are posted have broken links. Please help.
Yes. www.debian.org has a listing of mirrors that they maintain. Another option is to use netselect and/or netselect-apt which can be used to download the list of mirrors and ping them to find out which one will have the least amount of latency (which is generally a pretty good indication of what sort of download performance you'll get from difference sites. There are of course other variables that have an effect, but this will give at least somewhat of a general idea.). Refer to the apt-howto maintained at www.debian.org for more information about how to do this, as well as information about mirrors and package management.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 08:08 PM   #8
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Hi crashmeister,

I tried both the repository you suggested and it resulted to:

Get:1 http://packages.kirya.net unstable Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://debian.multimedia.org sid Release.gpg
Ign http://debian.multimedia.org sid Release
Get:2 http://packages.kirya.net unstable Release [2263B]
Ign http://packages.kirya.net unstable Release
Ign http://debian.multimedia.org sid/main Packages
Get:3 http://packages.kirya.net unstable/main Packages [3216B]
Err http://debian.multimedia.org sid/main Packages
302 Moved Temporarily
Get:4 http://packages.kirya.net unstable/contrib Packages [14B]
Get:5 http://packages.kirya.net unstable/non-free Packages [1377B]
Fetched 7059B in 11s (590B/s)
Failed to fetch http://debian.multimedia.org/dists/s...86/Packages.gz 302 Moved Temporarily
Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://packages.kirya.net unstable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EEFB43B2FBABB737
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

It seems that most repositories aren't working on me...
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:36 PM   #9
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You need the gpg key for the debian-multimedi.org repo.

FAQ::Multimedia Debian Packages
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To import my key from a GPG server (needed for all case) :
gpg --keyserver hkp://wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys 1F41B907

With apt-get >= 0.6 do the following (sudo is needed) :
gpg --armor --export 1F41B907 | sudo apt-key add -

With su (Thanks to Michael Gilbert) :

gpg --armor --export 1F41B907 > debian-multimedia.key
su -c "apt-key add debian-multimedia.key"

If you don't use sudo, do the following under root :
gpg --armor --export 1F41B907 | apt-key add -
The thread I mentioned is:
Post your source.list - LinuxQuestions.org
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=330913
 
Old 10-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #10
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cragevil,

The signatures worked. Thanks a lot. I was able to download acidrip and gtkpod-aac. Anyway, is etch repo still working. Does it mean I also have to download gpgs for every repository?
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:27 PM   #11
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If you are running Etch and plan to stick with it you should't be using UNSTABLE repos in your Apt sources list...

Sarge = Stable

Etch = Testing

Sid = Unstable

You should NEVER mix the 3 repositories unless you know exactly what you are doing, (see apt-pinning) else something will break...
 
Old 10-16-2006, 08:46 AM   #12
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What if the package is included in the other repo? Does it mean sarge, sid and etch have the same packages? I wanted to install mjpegtools but it's not included on the repos that I am currently using.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 10:19 AM   #13
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The Debian package of non-free/mjpegtools is not in ANY of the official Debian repositories.
http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ll&release=all

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Do working Debian-packages for transcode, mjpegtools and other dependencies exist? Where?

Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

## Various unofficial video drivers & codecs
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
or
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
Don't forget to add the GPG key... http://www.debian-multimedia.org/faq.html

apt-get update
apt-get install mjpegtools

you should be good to go !!
 
Old 10-16-2006, 04:46 PM   #14
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farslayer,

Thanks. I was able to download mjpegtools now. I am kinda curious why you shouldn't mix the repos. I mean, they are just packages right? How do you know from where repository you'll be getting the packages? I am sorry for my ignorance but can you please give me an idea why. And if possible, please teach me how to find the right repo for the package. Can you please post your sources.list? Thanks.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 05:52 PM   #15
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The main problem with mixing Stable, testing and unstable repos comes from having broken dependencies or pulling in newer libraries.

Linux.com | What to do when apt-get fails
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More often, broken dependencies result from attempts to upgrade specific packages or the entire system. Unsurprisingly, they usually happen when using the experimental or unstable repositories, whose contents are still being tested. However, problems with packages also occur in testing, and even occasionally in stable. Mixing sources from different Debian-derived distributions can also cause problems. A package may need programs that are not available from the repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list, or a newer version of a program. Sometimes, a requested package or dependency conflicts with an already installed package, and the scripts included in the .deb do not yet have a suggested solution, such as holding back a package or removing the conflicting one.
 
  


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