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Re: potato security?

On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 02:28:39PM -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 06:02:30PM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> > Rick Pasotto <rickp@telocity.com> writes:
> > > deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ potato/updates main contrib non-free
> > 
> > > deb http://security.debian.org/debian-non-US/ potato/non-US main contrib non-free
> >              ^^^^^^^^                  ^^^^^^^
> > 
> > > I am now getting 404 errors.
> > 
> > Don't do that then.  change 'security' to 'non-US' for the non-US line
> > and it'll work.
> I have my doubts that you know what you're talking about.

*ahem* James is one of the people who runs the archive. If he doesn't
know what he's talking about here, well, we're doomed.

> 1) I have been doing an 'apt-get update' every day for several months
>    with no error (as I pointed out in the part you snipped).

It happened to work. Formerly, security.debian.org and non-us.debian.org
were two role names for the same machine; when you have role names, it's
always better to use the right one.

Alternatively, use a mirror for non-US.

> 2) If I change 'security' to 'non-US' will I get the non-US security
>    updates?

All the security updates go in the one location, which your first
sources.list line will find.

>    I already have the line that your change would result in and there
>    *is* a security.debian.org:/debian-non-US directory tree.

Only by FTP.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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