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Re: APT setup (was: Re: An idea...)

Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> Mitch Blevins wrote:
> > In foo.debian-user, you wrote:
> > > On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Mitch Blevins wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Try http://non-us.debian.org/debian as the URL.
> > > >
> > > Thanks, Mitch. It works, and I happily have ssh. I'm still curious,
> > > though:  why is non-US called a distribution in apt, when it is in fact a
> > > component? Is this historical or what?
> >
> > I don't really know, Luis.  It seems confusing to me, and picking it
> > from the distribution menu in dselect (apt-method) would create a
> > wrong sources.list line, if I grok the directory layout correctly.
> >
> > But I've been wrong before (once or twice).
> > You may want to ask this question on debian-devel, or file a bug against
> > dselect if you think it is really a bug.  I never really used dselect
> > to build a sources.list line (until just now), so I never noticed this
> > before.  Maybe there is a good reason for it. *shrugs*
> Hmmm, I'm not sure where you guys are coming from. I use:
> http://conan.eecg.toronto.edu/debian-non-US as the site, slink as the distribution,
> and non-US as the component and it works just dandy. I'm guessing the above which you
> guys are using works because of symlinks.

I typo'd at the top of this message.  The URL I meant to print was
http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US.  But that is irrelevant.

The question was...
Why does the apt method of dselect included non-US as a choice for a
distribution?  Please try creating an apt line using dselect to see
what I am talking about.


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