On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 09:48:46PM -0400, iudicium ferat wrote: > I am somewhat confused about the appropriate setting for > /etc/apt/sources.list > > deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib > non-free pool/updates > > I want to get SPARC and Sparc64 related updates -- the security > list says I have to have some such line in the sources.list -- but > what they list and what I see in sources.list are not the same. > > I see - > deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free > > But they mention - > http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/ ... Probably sources.list syntax vs. where they actually live... I use the following, which works fine: deb http://security.debian.org woody/updates main contrib non-free Note that I have discovered that using ftp for the security updates requires more than just doing s/http/ftp/ (which works fine for the others). The following line works for ftp: deb ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security woody/updates main contrib non-free I use http from home over DSL, which gets be best performance, but at work the transparent http proxy/cache does Bad Things (stalls) when fetching packages, so I use ftp there. I should probably try to fix the proxies, since I manage them (Foundry layer 4 switches and CacheFlows), and set up a local mirror, since I'm making good progress converting people to Debian. I had one once, but I ran out of disk space (at 18GB, for only i386 and sparc binaries). Watching apt-get fetch packages at 100 Mbit Ethernet speeds is a sight to behold. :-) Later, Rob.
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