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forgox 09-27-2005 06:30 AM

Need Recommendation for Debian Etch sources.list ( /etc/apt/sources.list )
 
Hi,
Is there any recommendation for Debian Etch /etc/apt/sources.list files.

If you would like to have Etch + non-US content + latest security update, would the source.list file below be working?

Is there a better source.list?

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US sarge/non-US main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

thanks

craigevil 09-27-2005 11:00 AM

non-us is obsolete, when Sarge went stable the content was moved into main.

From what I understand Testing/etch has security updates now. Take a look at the sources.lits in my sig.

flebber 05-02-2007 06:33 AM

Should I be listing etch or stable in my source.list. Slightly confused as I thought etch was stable, what difference am I getting ?

Dutch Master 05-02-2007 06:40 AM

Etch=Stable. Sarge is oldstable. Woody is obsolete, Lenny is the new Testing.
^^^this is a mathematical equation ;)

For suitable contents of your sources.list, look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=330913

flebber 05-02-2007 07:40 AM

Yeah was just a bit confused cause the mirrors featured both etch and stable which is like doubling up I thought.

jlinkels 05-02-2007 09:41 PM

It depends on your needs. If you want to run stable forever, you use "stable". As soon as a new version gets into stable, you will be updated. And you'll still be running stable.

In some of my desktop machines I use "testing". I will always have the testing version regardless of what the current name is.

However, there *are* some issues with unexpected upgrades, even if they are in stable. That's why for example I use "Sarge" in my production servers. Only when I am ready I will install "Etch", taking into account that things might crash. Usually it means that I install a new server.

On a desktop machine you can tolerate that. Not on a production server.

I admit, it is extreme flexibility.

jlinkels

dna9 05-05-2007 01:57 PM

uh huh...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jlinkels
It depends on your needs. If you want to run stable forever, you use "stable". As soon as a new version gets into stable, you will be updated. And you'll still be running stable.

In some of my desktop machines I use "testing". I will always have the testing version regardless of what the current name is.

However, there *are* some issues with unexpected upgrades, even if they are in stable. That's why for example I use "Sarge" in my production servers. Only when I am ready I will install "Etch", taking into account that things might crash. Usually it means that I install a new server.

On a desktop machine you can tolerate that. Not on a production server.

I admit, it is extreme flexibility.

jlinkels

ya, what he said...


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