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Re: apt needs to have a security.debian.org deb entry by default

Joe Block wrote:
> I recently helped a friend install debian on his laptop, and while I was
> editing /etc/apt/sources.list before we finished the second stage of the
> install, it occurred to me that it would be nice if apt included by default a deb entry for the security updates at security.debian.org.

I agree, but there's a problem. If you have this entry and run apt w/o a
network connection, apt will return an error code. So adding this entry
would trip up everyone who just installs from cd.

What I think is needed is a new type of entry, call it "deb-skip" perhaps.
If this type of fails during an apt-get update, apt continues on and does
not return an error code.

see shy jo

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