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RE: apt and packages from outside the distro

On 27-Jun-2002 Michael Jinks wrote:
> Hi, all.  I think I just need to RTFM but I don't know where.
> As established at considerable length in another thread, I need to
> install XFree86 4.2 on a woody machine.  I have lots of URL's for
> mirrors of the version currently being tested, for example:
> deb http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/xsf sid/i386 /
> But when that line is added to my sources.list, I get this error from
> 'apt-get update':
> W: Couldn't stat source package list http://www.phy.olemiss.edu
> sid/i386// Packages
> (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.phy.olemiss.edu_xsf_dists_sid_i386___binary-i386_Packa
> ges)
> - stat (2 No such file or directory)
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> Needless to say, the version of XFree that I get is still the one
> included in the main woody archive.
> So, what am I doing wrong or what document should I have read before I
> tried this?  So far I've looked around at any apt documentation I can
> find with a casual search, but I'm not finding anything about how to
> manage packages from outside one's current distribution.


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