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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
security update)

the last line is for BOTH standard us debian update AND non-us debian
update, right?

good day
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Barker [mailto:scbarker@uiuc.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 4:06 PM
To: debian-security@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Two questions about /etc/apt/sources.list

On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 02:43:48PM +0800, Zhenguang Mo (163) wrote:
> Hi,
> Q1: 
> 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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