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Debian sources.list

By Frenchwood ·
Ok, I have the following sources.list for Debian Sarge.

# official Debian archives
deb stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb stable main contrib non-free
deb testing main contrib non-free
deb unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src unstable main contrib non-free

# Experimental
deb ../project/experimental main contrib

# KDE 3.4
deb ./
deb ./

# K3B
deb sarge main

# Randall Donald's prebuilt nvidia kernel modules
deb modules-unstable/i386/

# unofficial packages by Christian Marillat:
# acroread, mplayer & friends, realplayer, others.
# see
deb stable main
deb testing main
deb unstable main

# Kalyxo (
# Qt themes for GTK; KDE goodies for Debian.
#deb staging main
#deb experimental main
#deb staging main
#deb experimental main

# bootsplash themes
# see
deb unstable main

# Matthias Ulrich: gpgsm, brings S/MIME support to KMail
deb experimental smurf

# Real Time custom repository: PwManager
deb unstable custom

# another mplayer source
#deb ./

# backports, sideports, almost-official packages
#deb sarge misc
#deb sid misc

# NuFW
#deb unstable/

# TeX Live:
deb binary/

Anyone have any recommendations for additions (or removals come to think of it!)?

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this is

by Jaqui In reply to Debian sources.list

for a test machine right?
debian sarge is the UNSTABLE development branch.
debian woody is the stable version.

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My machine...

by Frenchwood In reply to this is

Is always a test machine as such, all my valuable stuff is on my laptop, and i use my desktop for hardwar testing etc...

so technically, yes it is a test machine.

It's a dual boot machine, on which i installed sarge a couple of months ago.

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that was

by Jaqui In reply to My machine...

actually meant as a rhetorical question, since by the time you get sarge installed you have been warned it's the unstable testing purposes only version. :)

I haven't looked at sarge itself to have a list of .deb package sources.
but thier development list archives will propably have the most complete listing, in people posting that they have this or that package available and where.

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by Frenchwood In reply to that was

That's cool. It's just a case of trying to compile the longest possible source list i can for this.

Class it as greedy if you will!

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Automatically get the fastest servers first

by jhansen In reply to Debian sources.list

Hey, I found an article that shows how to generate your sources.list file, with the fastest servers being put in the list first.

I found it intresting to try this and see what sources had the fastest download speed. Have fun.

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Mistake in marillas repository

by hans.ullrich In reply to Debian sources.list

Hello !
There is a litle mistake in the sources list:

deb stable
main ->> Change "stable" to "sarge"
deb testing
main ->> Change "testing" to "etch"
deb unstable
main ->> Change "unstable" to "sid"

Otherwise it will not work. You may add another
source to:
experimental main

Secondly, the KDE-source is not active any more.

Change KDE3.4.x to KDE3.4.3 , but there is no
Packages.gz yet. This will come up soon, I hope.

Best regards


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by jcy In reply to Debian sources.list

Thanks for posting the default mirrors list, I couldn't find it anywhere else on Google and needed it when I was stuck in a bind!

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