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adding a few repos.

Postby Heeter on Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:59 pm

Hi all,

wondering how to add a few repositories to my mint setup. I am using Elyssa.

Thanks

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Re: adding a few repos.

Postby msuggs on Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:29 pm

I've always found the best way is to manually edit the sources.list.

In a terminal run;
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add your new repos to the bottom of the file. Use the other entries as examples. It's fairly straight forward. When finished, save your work then run;
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sudo apt-get update

in a terminal. If you made any mistakes apt will probably generate an error and you'll need to go back and have a look at your new entries to see where the problem is. If all goes well then you have successfully added your new repos.
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Re: adding a few repos.

Postby Heeter on Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:29 pm

Great, Thanks

What other repos would be recommended to add to here?

I would like to add as many as needed to install mencoder, devede, skype, and google earth.


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Re: adding a few repos.

Postby msuggs on Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:55 pm

All those packages are available in the default repos. Just search for them in the package manager.

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