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Re: /etc/apt/sources.list

On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 15:26 +1000, Alex Samad wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 10:04:46AM +0800, David Palmer wrote:
> > Having a problem - with two different releases, now, 4.0r3 and 4.0r4, on
> > installation.
> > 
> > For some reason the installer no longer includes John Hasler's pppconfig
> > package (although plenty of attention is given to pppoe), setserial
> > isn't included in the base config to assist with modem port detection,
> > so consequently, there's no access to a mirror and the only thing that
> > ends up in the sources.list file is the cdrom path.
> > 
> > I could probably figure things out but I'm a bit doubtful on the syntax
> > employed when specifying the paths in the /etc/apt/sources.list edit.
> > 
> > I've searched everywhere fron Martin Kraft's book, to ' Linux Rute
> > User's Tutorial and Exposition',  the Debian site - including the amd64
> > installation manual, man pages and google.....amongst others, but I can
> > find no hard and fast specification as to whether the 'amd64' qualifier
> > should be included in the path and if so, how it should be qualified,
> > i.e. associated with forward slashes; underscores or hyphens.
> > 
> > Could anybody point me to a reliable source, please?
> man sources.list
>        Some examples:
>            deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib
> non-free
>            deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/stable-updates/

So there's no need to include an amd64 rider in there at all?
Apt picks it up automagically?

Thanks for your help.

David Palmer.

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