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Knightron 11-02-2011 05:21 AM

add-apt-repository doesn't work
Hi guys, Debian is probably my favorite distros, closely followed by Slackware, but i've being playing around with Mepis, and am finding i like it a fare bit too, and have commited to an install on my macbook pro. I'm using the Ubuntu wiki from her:
for help on getting it to work right with the hardware.
As su, i use the command, add-apt-repository ppa:mactel-support.
It doesn't work. It says that add-apt-repository is an unknown command. I even went as far as to install Ubuntu on my debian machine into a vm, and use the command and then check, the sources.list afterwards, but there was no line added in the Ubuntu vm, but it did work. So what should i do guys.

craigevil 11-02-2011 10:04 AM


It says that add-apt-repository is an unknown command
That is because it is an Ubuntu command and NOT a Debian command. Mepis is based on Debian not Ubuntu.

Knightron 11-02-2011 02:08 PM

Oh, ok, thanks i wasn't aware of that. I would like to add that repository, do you know how i could do that in Mepis?

knudfl 11-02-2011 03:06 PM

Open ( as root or sudo ) /etc/apt/sources.list with your preferred editor,
and add two lines

deb maverick main
deb-src maverick main
Finally : # apt-get update
... And you can install the packages.


craigevil 11-02-2011 04:46 PM

MacBookPro - Debian Wiki -

Knightron 11-09-2011 07:47 PM

Sorry bout getting back to you guys late. Thankyou for the help and links, unfortunately my macbook pro is the 7.1 model and that debian wiki page doesn't want much to do with that model with Squeeze.
Thanks for the repos knudfl, that was exactly what i needed.

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