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Bug#743892: please include security.debian.org in sources.list

On 8 April 2014 09:28, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
Le Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 09:02:12AM +0200, Anders Ingemann a écrit :
> It's hanging because I never got an answer to my question: What's the
> difference between:
> http://security.debian.org/  wheezy/updates ...
> and
> http://http.debian.net/  wheezy-updates ...
> ?

Sorry for this...

Short answer: they are different, and the ressemblance is only coincidental.

Each lines indicate an URL and a distribution.

http://http.debian.net/ is a mirror of the Debian archive.  The wheezy-updates
distribution is there to together with wheezy, wheezy-backports, jessie, sid,
etc.  It contains the packages that will be part of the next point update.  This
inlcudes security updates, but not immediately after their release.

http:/security.debian.org/ is not a section of the Debian archive, it is an
archive on its own.  If I remember correctly, the rationale for using a
separate archive is that for a quick diffusion of security updates, it was
better to avoid the lag caused by the mirroring of the regular archive.  For
wheezy, the distribution to pick is wheezy/updates.

Both lines are really needed.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

Aha! Thanks for the detailed explanation Charles. I'll merge this tonight and put it in the master branch.

> Have a nice day
I will ;-)

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