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Old 01-25-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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synaptic - how to insist on remote sources

Like the title says.

The Ubuntu 5.10 machine I'm trying to work out is connected via ADSL - whcih works fine now. I need to install some extra things, but don't have access to the CD's / DVD - they guy who installed it took them with him.

So I go to Synaptic, mark things to install - and it asks for the CD's / DVD. Great.

What to do? (keep in mind though, I'm not used to using Synaptic, or Ubuntu / Debian in general.)
Old 01-25-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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hi, voly!

you just have to configure....or more likely just uncomment ubuntu's repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. are there any listed? and also comment out that line concerning CDs.

but here's another solution (quicker one) -- go to and use this sources.list generator -- select all repositories you need and paste the result right into your /etc/apt/sources.list.



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