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Old 05-15-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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Question expanding apt

Hello all,

ive just installed Ubuntu (5.04) on an older computer of mine, and i absolutely love it so far!!!

i am having one BIG problem however.

apt get (im using the synaptic GUI) is only searching for packages from the CD. What would be a good repository to get all sorts of general packages from??
Old 05-15-2005, 12:56 AM   #2
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I'm lifting this whole-cloth from the Unofficial Unbuntu 5.04 Starter Guide:

edit /etc/apt/sources.list:

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup; sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add these lines:

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the network
deb hoary main restricted
deb-src hoary main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced
## after the final release of the distribution.
deb hoary-updates main restricted
deb-src hoary-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb hoary universe
deb-src hoary universe

deb hoary-security main restricted
deb-src hoary-security main restricted

deb hoary-security universe
deb-src hoary-security universe

deb hoary multiverse
deb-src hoary multiverse

deb stable main
deb unstable main
deb testing main
Old 05-15-2005, 01:16 AM   #3
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i actually found this guide a few minutes after posting, and already figured it out, thanks a lot for posting, though

and dont worry, i already slapped myself for not looking hard enough before posting here



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