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Old 09-20-2018, 04:15 PM   #286
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Hi Hydrurga, thank you for your kind concern.
I was a bit puzzled when added the sources indeed but being Debian new for me just followed the hints got here:
Names are different and I don't understand which are the redundant ones; please, can you tell me which ones I have to remove?

After that, I found another page suggesting to add another source but I am not sure needing it, what do you think?
Code:
https://linuxconfig.org/amp-up-your-multimedia-experience-on-debian-9-stretch-linux
Ciao
 
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:33 PM   #287
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Originally Posted by Bourbon View Post
Hi Hydrurga, thank you for your kind concern.
I was a bit puzzled when added the sources indeed but being Debian new for me just followed the hints got here:
Names are different and I don't understand which are the redundant ones; please, can you tell me which ones I have to remove?

After that, I found another page suggesting to add another source but I am not sure needing it, what do you think?
Code:
https://linuxconfig.org/amp-up-your-multimedia-experience-on-debian-9-stretch-linux
Ciao
I can't advise you on that latest source that you found, but suggest that if you don't actually find that you need it then you don't use it.

As for your sources.list, the following should do:

Code:
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.4.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20180310-11:21]/ stretch contrib main

deb http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates contrib main non-free

deb http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free
Note that I changed the last one from .it. (Italy) to .lt. (Lithuania) for consistency. However if you're really located in Gaborone then perhaps you should find a closer and better mirror.

See here for more info:

https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

Note also that stretch-backports should normally be used with care. Why is it in particular that you have added this, out of interest?
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:31 AM   #288
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Hi Hydrurga,
Thank you once again for your kind help, I have been changing the sources.list according with your suggestion, here it is:
Code:
dominum@HP-Debian:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.4.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20180310-11:21]/ stretch contrib main

deb http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates contrib main non-free

#deb http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free
Quote:
Note that I changed the last one from .it. (Italy) to .lt. (Lithuania) for consistency. However if you're really located in Gaborone then perhaps you should find a closer and better mirror.
Yes, I am really located in Gaborone (Botswana), I selected Lituania mirror because my first choice was Italia and it was very slow, found the Lituania one having good speed.
The most close mirror to Gaborone is the South Africa one but I don't trust them because nothing works properly there, is the Debian Wiki itself warning that not always the most close mirror is the best one lol
Quote:
Note also that stretch-backports should normally be used with care. Why is it in particular that you have added this, out of interest?
I left the stretch-backports but commented them, I added when I was trying to solve a small issue with Dolphin, not really interested in them and I know that is better don't use.
I solved Dolphin's issue (I enjoy KDE as DE) as reported in this thread:
Code:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/debian-9-stretch-kde-no-video-preview-4175638588/
apparently is a bug on "libgs9".

Thank you once again Hydrurga Ciao

EDIT
Apparently everything is fine now:
Code:
dominum@HP-Debian:~$ su
Password: 
root@HP-Debian:/home/dominum#  apt-get update
Trovato:1 https://download.sublimetext.com apt/stable/ InRelease                     
Trovato:2 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease       
Ign:3 http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease                              
Trovato:4 http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Trovato:5 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease 
Trovato:6 http://ftp.lt.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
root@HP-Debian:/home/dominum#   apt-get dist-upgrade
Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
Generazione albero delle dipendenze       
Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto
Calcolo dell'aggiornamento... Fatto
0 aggiornati, 0 installati, 0 da rimuovere e 0 non aggiornati.
root@HP-Debian:/home/dominum#

Last edited by Bourbon; 09-21-2018 at 06:38 AM. Reason: Adding data
 
Old 09-21-2018, 06:37 AM   #289
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No problem Bourbon. Yes, the closest mirror doesn't necessarily mean the fastest, or indeed best one.

I used to have a friend who lived in Gaborone (I think he also lived in Serowe). I hope that you're enjoying life down there.

Cheers.
 
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