LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-04-2003, 04:43 PM   #1
andrewlkho
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London
Posts: 548

Rep: Reputation: 30
sid non-us mirror?


Hi,
I've decided to use sid/unstable ..just to try it out. Now, the problem is that I can't get the non-us mirror to work : can't get the packages files when I edit sources.list and do apt-get update
here is my sources.list file atm:

deb cdrom:[............
deb http://uk.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
#no probs so far. but when i add:
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-us unstable/non-us main contrib non-free

it no can do
any clues?
andy
 
Old 07-05-2003, 12:56 AM   #2
Abject
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Studio City, CA
Distribution: Debian (Sarge-Sid)
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 15
netselect is the answer!

Read Section 2.3 of the APT Howto and learn the secret of netselect.

The best thing about netselect is that it makes lovely, fully formed sources.list's out of thin air. No muss, no fuss, no attempting to suss out just what the h*ll RMS is going on about.

HTH,
Ab.

p.s. The APT HOWTO is one of the better written and more approachable Debian manuals. Highly recommended. Gets a bit obtuse from time to time, but much less than most.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 04:58 AM   #3
andrewlkho
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London
Posts: 548

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
cheers...got it now. I didno't konw about the netselect feature..
 
Old 07-05-2003, 02:53 PM   #4
Abject
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Studio City, CA
Distribution: Debian (Sarge-Sid)
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 15
My pleasure.

The second worse thing about bad documentation (after having to read it and coming away no wiser) is that it convinces you that there's no point in looking.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
will the ltmodem drivers work in debian sid (knoppix sid) maximalred Debian 5 05-29-2009 10:44 AM
What our the differences between debian (Sid) and knoppix 3.4 (Sid)? maximalred Debian 6 06-06-2004 08:39 PM
mirror BRAHmS Linux - General 1 05-08-2004 07:31 PM
How to Mirror HD? sikandar Linux - Software 4 08-25-2003 11:16 AM
qmail mirror JustinHoMi Linux - Networking 2 11-04-2001 05:22 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration