Re: apt's sources.list
I had this same problem and just concluded they had something screwed up
in their Packages.list file. ACtually, I got the list alright, but
dselect wouldn't d/l the files saying they weren't normal files or
something like that. Just d/l the debs manually and install them.
On Thu, 27 May 1999, Kent West wrote:
> !Newbie Alert!
> According to the sources.list man page, "distribution can specify an exact
> path, in which case the components must be omitted and distribution must
> end with a slash".
> I must not understand what this means. I've used Netscape to browse to the
> "Packages.gz" file at
> (to verify the path) and have specified this in my sources.list file;
> everything in the file is commented out except for this one line:
> deb ftp://ftp.us.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/1.1.1/distribution/deb/binary-i386
> but when I try to do an "apt-get update" I get the error that I have a
> "Malformed line 8 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist)".
> Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
> Kent West
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