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Old 07-31-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Adding extra sections to apt-get

This is likely a very stupid noobish question, but I can't seem to find the answer? How do I add extra parts of the debian repositories to the sources.list file. I need to add contrib and non-free to get some packages that I need.

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Old 07-31-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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Make the pertainent line in /etc/apt/sources.list look like this:
deb testing main contrib non-free
Of course if you're using "stable" (you shouldn't be), you'll change the word "testing" to "stable"
Old 07-31-2006, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thank you very much. Sorry for being a clueless newb. :-D


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