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Re: apt-get update help

> I thought maybe it was a problem with my /etc/sources.list file.  I

It probably is, because....

> tried changing to a different site, but that didn't help.  Here is my
> /etc/sources.list file, and following that, my apt-get update errors.
> # begin /etc/sources.list
> # Use for a local mirror - remove the ftp1 http lines for the bits
> # your mirror contains.
> # deb file:/your/mirror/here/debian stable main contrib non-free


This tells apt which 'version' of debian to get. 'stable' is, well,
stable. There's also
'unstable', which is the current development version, and then there's
sometimes 'frozen', which is what 'unstable' becomes before it is
promoted to 'stable'.

> # See sources.list(5) for more information, especial
> # Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
> deb http://ftp1.us.debian.org/debian main contrib non-free

Here you tell apt to use the 'main' distribution, while you _mean_ to
tell it you wantto use the main _section_ of the _stable_ distribution
(I assume here you want to install packages from the stable



Maarten Boekhold, boekhold@tibco.com
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