Re: does this /etc/apt/sources.list look okay?
Default User wrote:
This is my /etc/apt/sources.list file:
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main
deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
That was created by Debian Stable after a fresh install. It seems
rather sparse. After past installs of earlier versions the file had more
Also, I don't seem to be getting any updates after running:
sudo apt-get check
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Am I missing some important or at least useful entries?
Thanks for any input.
Looks okay to me.
Stable doesn't get a lot of changes (that's the whole meaning of the
word "stable"), so I'm not surprised you're not getting any updates.
If you want the newest, cutting-est-edge stuff, you can add unstable (or
testing) to your file, and then you're likely to get updates a lot more
For example, here's my file on a Sid box:
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free
Notice that I also am pulling from the contrib and non-free "branches",
and that I only have stable listed in the security line (as it's
somewhat meaningless to have a testing/unstable security line).