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Old 12-09-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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Sources For Debian Apt-Get


This is indeed a very newbie-ish question. I'm just wondering how I switch, or get an extra, sources for apt in debian. I guess I have to modify the /etc/apt/sources or something, but I'm pretty careful, so I won't mess up totally and have to reinstall
Old 12-09-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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Once you have the address of a new source, just add it to /etc/apt/sources.list --- and then do apt-get update --- a good example of a source to add is the sources for mplayer
deb unstable main
What aRe you looking for? the main, non-free and contrib contain almost everything.

edit - missed the R from aRe ---- I'm pretty uptight about these things sometimes.

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Old 12-09-2004, 04:02 PM   #3
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thanks, i'll add that one. the main reason for my wanting new sources is that the one I have is only answering like 30% of the time, today i've spent more than 5 hours waiting for about 100mb to get downloaded using a connection which could've downloaded 10 times that.


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