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Old 11-02-2004, 07:06 AM   #1
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apt-get to get unstable packages

I want to install unstable version of guarddog firewall. i can see this package is available on ""
when i use "apt-get -t unstable install gaurddog", it reads package lists build dependency trees and says "Couldn't find package gaurddog".

does anybody has idea how to do it???
contents of /etc/apt/sources.list are as follows:--

deb stable main non-free contrib
deb-src stable main non-free contrib
deb stable non-US main contrib non-free contrib
deb src:// stable non-US main contrib non-free contrib

deb stable/updates main contrib non-free

Thnaks in advance
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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that'll be because guard is spelt like that.

try this:

deb unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src unstable main non-free contrib
deb unstable non-US main contrib non-free contrib
deb src:// unstable non-US main contrib non-free contrib

deb unstable/updates main contrib non-free
Old 11-02-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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Youj're using Woody, dist-upgrade to Sarge or Sid.

With your favorite editor, change the work 'stable' for 'testing' or 'unstable'


then do as root:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

take the defaults in the configuration

if you want to stay in Woody, then try installing this firewall, it takes all of 5 minutes:

apt-get install firehol

I don't know if it's in Woody, sure is in Sarge, configure Firehol with the instructions in the sticky, reboot, voilá.

follow the instructions of the sticky Debian Configuration Post-Install and the following postings.


check it with ShieldsUp at, all this is explained step by step in the sticky at the top of the screen.

Last edited by macondo; 11-02-2004 at 09:05 AM.


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