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Old 05-31-2004, 05:26 PM   #1
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I need help configuring my apt-get sources.list file...


I've gotten my networking (somewhat) working using the forcedeth drivers and now I want to use apt-get to install the 2.6.5 kernel, however, apt-get can't find it because the only sources in my sources.list file are the install CDs. What sources should I add to my sources.list file?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Old 05-31-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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Check this out:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap...basico.en.html

If you decide to use the apt-setup program, keep in mind that it only configures sources.list for the stable branch, so you'll need to edit the resulting /etc/apt/sources.list file if you want to use testing or unstable instead of stable. Also, remember that you can get security updates only for the packages in stable branch (not in testing or unstable) so there's no use in keeping the security update entries in sources.list if you decide to go for testing or unstable.

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Old 06-01-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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I use Sid, apt-setup defaults to Sarge. You then change the sources.list to point to Sid in my case.

Testing DOES have security updates. Only Sid doesn't , you can comment the security lines in Sid.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:40 AM   #5
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Testing DOES have security updates. Only Sid doesn't
Here's my source of information:

http://www.debian.org/security/faq#testing


Update:

I just ran apt-setup and checked what it wrote into my /etc/apt/sources.list. It added deb and deb-src lines for "testing main" (but not for contrib or non-free) plus a deb line for "stable/updates main contrib non-free" (but not for testing or unstable) from security.debian.org.

My conclusion: apt-setup is a handy tool for the initial sources.list configuration, but it's also good to read the official APT HOWTO because you'll probably like to make some small adjustments to /etc/apt/sources.list after apt-setup has finished.

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