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.