Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15
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, 04:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Bristol UK
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu
Posts: 1,057

Rep: Reputation: 43
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.

Last edited by esteeven; 12-09-2004 at 05:01 PM.
Old 12-09-2004, 05:02 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 59

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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.


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
Need Recommendation for Debian Etch sources.list ( /etc/apt/sources.list ) forgox Debian 6 05-05-2007 02:57 PM
Using debian apt-get sources on ubuntu linuxguy400 Linux - Software 1 12-01-2005 08:24 PM
apt-get update errors since Debian released ( bad /etc/apt/sources.list ?) forgox Debian 10 06-13-2005 01:28 PM
apt-get problem (Debian sources down?) malbery Debian 5 12-02-2004 01:19 PM
Debian apt-get sources thcmwz Debian 4 11-29-2003 09:43 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.

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