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It's true that the Ubuntu Guide is not up-to-date, and this is important to note because one of the most important references on that guide is the part about adding extra repositories. In fact, quite a number of items refer to the extra repositories section, which is both outdated (refers to backport mirrors that have been shut down) and not Breezy-compatible (the sources are all Hoary ones). In the meantime, I've created something I hope will help (by the way, I'm not the author of the Ubuntu Guide):
Nevertheless, it's also true that just about everything else, apart from the extra repositories part (and some of the codecs--w32codecs, libdvdcss2, etc.), the guide is still very useful. I link people to http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#windows all the time.
I'd say it's best to link people to certain anchors within the guide than to the guide in general.
aysiu ^5 man that guide for the repos is perfect for newbies. is it ok if i refer ppl to it from like irc channel cause that is the biggest question on irc or in general is the repos/sources list. how to add multi and what do i put there to add multi/universe
Originally posted by jolly1701
the "unofficial ubuntu guide" is not being maintained any more unless someone wants to apply for the job ...
It is actually....I mailed the sites maintainer, he said they had to wait a few weeks after release until they could update it, and then it's gonna take a few weeks to make the modifications needed. However, it is in the process of being updated, and should be done before christmas.
Personally I find answers for Fedora are fast in finding, reliable and usually work.
Ubuntu, you can easily blow off an entire day with answers that don't work or are out dated, or just plain misinformation.
The support for Ubuntu sucks..... Repos are always changing (or down).
Just try and find a sources.list for 5.04 that actually works with the information at the unofficial ubuntu 5.04 site (though that site is real cool cuz it shows you how to do all kinds of things that you probably want)....
Back to building a decent source.list for 5.04 so I can get some things working (if its even possible), and no I won't bother to post it when I am done, because its probably only going to be accurate for the next 20 minutes anyway.
Ubuntu I continue to try at for laptops, but I am thinking .... not much longer.