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Old 08-31-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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How to add unofficial Debian repositories?

I've tried to add unofficial Debian repositories with Synaptic, but I can't figure out the correct syntax when Synaptic (0.62.1.) asks for "the complete APT line". After every attempt Synaptic refuses to start before I remove the (erroneous) line manually from /etc/apt/sources.list.

How can I know what the syntax is for adding e.g. what's at ?

I have lenny installed.
Old 08-31-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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open a terminal, as root add the lines in

use vi or nano to open the file
# vi /etc/apt/sources.lst
# nano /etc/apt/sources.lst
deb lenny main contrib non-free restricted
deb-src lenny main contrib non-free restricted
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