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Old 06-15-2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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Debian Experimental and Apt


having a problem pointing my sources.list to the experimental part. I have tried

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/project experimental main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/project/experimental main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ./project/experimental main

and the above with http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/

Everytime the reply comes back "Couldn't Stat... etc."

Could someone point me int the correct direction, as I can browse the aforementioned archive via IE/Epiphiny
 
Old 06-15-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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Try:

# Debian experimental
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
# GNOME 2.10 pending packages
deb http://pkg-gnome.alioth.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
#Debian KDE 3.4 Team updates
deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.0/ ./
deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.1/ ./
 
Old 06-15-2005, 11:34 PM   #3
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I think that any of these four alternatives should work equally (you'll only need one of them, though):

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian experimental main
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main

Just remember to do "apt-get update" after editing the sources.list.

And you can add the "contrib" and "non-free" repos (like in craigevil's example) if you want to.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:33 AM   #4
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and the above with http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/

Thanks for the input, I can't remember if I tried ./ or ../ But I will retry tonight.

will also try changing http://ftp to ftp://ftp could make the difference.

Trouble is I copy and pasted the links originally, and only when they didn't work I started to edit them.

Oh well. I'll look into it.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 03:44 AM   #5
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@BaptismOfFire:
You seem to be on the right tracks but be very careful not to make any typing mistakes (and remember to run "apt-get update" after editing the sources.list). Sometimes local Debian mirrors can be temporarily down, in which case you may have to try an alternative mirror.

@craigevil:
All Gnome 2.10 packages should now be available in the official unstable repo. I've heard people saying that it's still a bit buggy but should mostly work OK.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 07:47 AM   #6
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*bangs head repeatedly*

Im so DUMB.

I edited my sources.list

every time I opened aptitude I got a big red error saying "Couldn't Stat blah blah blah"

Here I am trying to find a working source when all I needed to do was run

APT-GET UPDATE
 
  


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