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Old 04-29-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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Apt-Get source problem

Hey, got a couple of annoying probs I can't figure out, so here we go...

-----As you can see I'm running Debian, trying to use apt-get.
I installed off CDs and so the paths for these were in the /etc/apt/sources/list file by default.

However, I also wish to be able to install software from my home directory using apt-get install xxxx
I have put "deb file:/home/tom stable main contrib non-free" into /etc/apt/sources.list but when trying to install something apt-get complains that it can't "stat the source package list file" (whatever that means) and that there is no such file or directory.

According to my understanding of the man page for sources.list, this line should work, so why isn't it?
(By the way, i'm not trying to run apt-get in a normal user account

Any help very much appreciated.

------The second should be simple: I've got a FAT32 partition taking up the whole of a second drive (Hdc) with a mount point of /windows. However, I can't seem to be able to gain write access to the drive.
I've tried chmod 777 but to no avail, which works fine with my dos-formatted zip disks!!

If it helps, the /etc/fstab line is as follows:

/dev/hdc1 /windows vfat errors=remount-ro 0 1

Is there anything special I need to do to get this working properly?
I heard about loading kernel modules so have loaded module "msdos", or do I need a different module?

Thankyou for any help given,
Old 04-29-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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did you do apt-get update after modifying the sources.list?

this document may help, if you haven't seen it:



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