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Old 02-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Debian packages

I am migrating from Slackware to Debian 4.0r5 and notice I cannot find a package repository like Synaptic cannot find package I want like kaffiene, realplayer, flash player.

I realize these are available from third party sites and can then do a manual install but also weary that the native pack manager wont support third party packages...

Can anyone throw light on this...? Shall i go ahead and install from third part sites or is there a Debian repository with required packages?

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please post your /etc/apt/sources.list
if m memor is correct there is a thread with sourcelists
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