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Re: sources.list help

Dave Stevens:
> I went to:
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/unrar/amd64/download
> and tried adding a line to /etc/apt/sources.list as suggested at that page

Don't force us to follow your links if you could easily provide the
necessary information (i.e. the contents of the sources.list) in your

So, the page you referenced suggests to include this line:

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main non-free

Are you aware that this line is for the "unstable" version of Debian.
Are you running unstable? If not (for example, when you are using Debian
4.0, codenamed "etch"), you should remove the line again before doing
any upgrades.

Please post your sources.list so we can tell you what (or whether at
all) you are missing something essential.

My guess: you have only "main" at the end of your entries for etch. You
can add "nonfree" to all these lines (just like above) and you should
find unrar.

> but get error warnings when starting synaptic.

Don't force us to guess what error message synaptic spew out.

> Can someone point me to a tutorial or explain how to get better information 
> about the problem?

Not specific to the problem, but you should probably skim through the
Debian reference and the Debian FAQ. There's also wiki.debian.org.

> This is what I got from uname:
> roger@debianroger:~$ uname -a
> Linux debianroger 2.6.18-5-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 2 20:37:02 UTC 2007 x86_64 
> GNU/Linux

Nice to know but totally irrevelant regarding your question. :) (Sorry,
I know. Asking questions the right way is an art in itself.)

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