RE: Two questions about /etc/apt/sources.list
thanks for your help.
basicaly, the following three line is good enough to keep my potato debian
up to date?
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
(#for standard us debian)
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib
non-free (#for non-us debian)
deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free (# for
the last line is for BOTH standard us debian update AND non-us debian
From: Steven Barker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: Two questions about /etc/apt/sources.list
On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 02:43:48PM +0800, Zhenguang Mo (163) wrote:
> is http://security.debian.org/dists/ and
> http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/ the same thing?
I'm pretty sure they are. I can't seem to check as ftp won't let me ls
currently (I think that machine is still being upgraded, but maybe it just
doesn't like me tonight).
> Q2: do i also need to have a line saying
> deb http://security.debian.org/debian-non-US potato/non-US main
> contrib non-free
> for non-us update?
You discovered the wonders of virtual hosting. Both non-us.debian.org and
security.debian.org are on the same machine (also known as
pandora.debian.org). Depending on what hostname you use to access it, you
get a slightly different directory hierarchy. I'm not quite sure what your
question is however. You won't get non-us security updates by putting
deb http://security.debian.org/debian-non-US potato/non-US main
in sources.list because that is the same as the line
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US potato/non-US main
which I presume you already have. I think (and I hope somebody will correct
me if I'm wrong) that as the security updates are already being provided on
a non-us machine, they include non-us packages along with the regular ones.
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