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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby dwainehead on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:02 pm

Thanks bootmkr!
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport

deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/squeeze main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze main contrib non-free
# deb http://backports.debian.org squeeze-backports main contrib non-free


All the debian repos are commented out in my srouces.list and I been cleaning up what I had to do to get the system working, now running the 3.0.1 kernel from lmde repos, so I believe I'm back on rolling distro.... I'm not big on reinstalls either, I've used alot of different OS's, starting with the original DOS and UNIX, and finally it's the time for me to move completely to Linux kernel Distro. This is my new system after 6years, only 2 installs on that computer 1 when I build it and 2 when W7 came out. I was just waiting to move away from MS until I put together a new system, anywat this topic os about repos and now I know better...thanks for your input!
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby Gerd50 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:21 am

dwainehead, the first entry should be this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import


And i suggest to delete the squeeze sources, because you can't downgrade from testing to squeeze.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby bootmakr on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:18 pm

Gerd50 wrote:dwainehead, the first entry should be this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import


And I suggest to delete the squeeze sources, because you can't downgrade from testing to squeeze.


I agree with Gerd50, get rid of that word "backport" :lol: I'm surpised that you didn't get an error message on that :o

As far as the squeeze repos, I'd just change the words to 'testing' instead of 'squeeze' and when/if you need to use those repos sometime in the future, they will point to testing instead of some long-gone "Official" release.

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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby GeneC on Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:18 pm

bootmakr wrote:...........get rid of that word "backport" :lol: I'm surpised that you didn't get an error message on that :o

..................

JMHO


It would not hurt anything to keep backports enabled (or romeo).
It would not help either, as I have never seen anything in them. :lol:

If you want to keep an eye on them
:arrow: http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Debian
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby Gerd50 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:25 pm

Added Debian stable and Sid sources.lists
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby craigevil on Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:33 am

Gerd50 wrote:Added Debian stable and Sid sources.lists


Why? You only need the LMDE repo and testing . Mixing Debian releases is a good way to mess things up.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby Gerd50 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:21 am

The 'why' i explained in the article:

In order to run LMDE with Debian stable sources install 201012 Gnome 64-bit or 201101 Gnome 32-bit and change the
sources.list after installation.

For the unstable (sid) repos i hope it's self describing for those who want to run LMDE with the sid sources.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby limotux on Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:52 pm

Wondering, what should my sources.list look like now after updating LMDE now?
I use my laptop at home, so I can take some little risk about stability, but should be a normally working system anyway.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby squeezy on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:14 pm

limotux wrote:Wondering, what should my sources.list look like now after updating LMDE now?
I use my laptop at home, so I can take some little risk about stability, but should be a normally working system anyway.


For a Mint standard LMDE setup your sources should look like this:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby limotux on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:28 am

Thanks squeezy.
I already have those repos, but I think it is for the very stable packages, not frequent updates. I think I need updates a bit more frequent and stable.
Anyway, any other repos recommended?
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby squeezy on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:31 am

limotux wrote:Thanks squeezy.
I already have those repos, but I think it is for the very stable packages, not frequent updates. I think I need updates a bit more frequent and stable.
Anyway, any other repos recommended?


These repos will get you tracking Debian's testing repos directly, bypassing Mint's UP system.

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ wheezy main non-free


If you're running MATE or Cinnamon check this topic for some other repos you can add. It starts out talking about LMDE/Squeeze but leads into an LMDE/Wheezy discussion (Wheezy = current testing, next stable for Debian).

viewtopic.php?f=200&t=99741&start=0
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby Gerd50 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:42 pm

The multimedia source was changed from:

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free

to

deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free

The package deb-multimedia-keyring must be installed!

It's important for those who want to install from older LMDE versions in order to run their systems with squeeze, testing,
sid or experimental sources and for those, who have saved their systems for a long time tracking this sources.

My sid installation overlived for 16 month now and i'm very happy with it :D
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby craigevil on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:36 pm

# Debian Multimedia Packages - http://deb-multimedia.org/
# DMM mirror list http://deb-multimedia.org/debian-m
# Note new updated repo line and keyring
# Secure apt: apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
# Debian Stable
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
# Debian Stable Backports
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze-backports main
# Debian Testing
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free
# Debian Unstable/sid
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main non-free
# deb-src http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main
# Experimental Staging
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org experimental main
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby limotux on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:00 am

Gerd50 wrote:The multimedia source was changed from:

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free

to

deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free

The package deb-multimedia-keyring must be installed!

It's important for those who want to install from older LMDE versions in order to run their systems with squeeze, testing,
sid or experimental sources and for those, who have saved their systems for a long time tracking this sources.

My sid installation overlived for 16 month now and i'm very happy with it :D


Thanks Gerd50 for the hint.
I have 2 questions:
Please note I mean no offense to anybody, just in case!
1- After adding the new repo and disabeling the old one, it says it will make changes that include removing mate, how come? what would the desktop left be.?
2- If these are updates, why weren't they updated in the original repo? i.e.: why bother the user to do changes to sources.list or whatever to get updates?

I reverted and didn't update till I understand the answer to the first question.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby craigevil on Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:14 am

Changing the deb-multimedia repo and adding the new key shouldn't have anything to do with Mate, unless you accidentally changed other repos in your sources.list.

Please post inxi -r
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby limotux on Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:30 am

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limo@lmde ~ $ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
           deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main
limo@lmde ~ $


I believe those are the defaults of LMDE 201204, right?
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:30 am

@limotux, the change is not for you, because you are tracking the linuxmint latest sources.
Delete the deb-multimedia line in your list.

The change is only important for those who are tracking original debian sources.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby limotux on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:54 am

Gerd50 wrote:@limotux, the change is not for you, because you are tracking the linuxmint latest sources.
Delete the deb-multimedia line in your list.

The change is only important for those who are tracking original debian sources.


Thanks Gred50,
But now I'm more convinced that we are having a problem in the repos issue.
Allow me to think aloud with you.

1- I believe that LMDE has changed it's mind and is not a real rolling distro anymore, Which was one point of strength and people liked it.
2- I don't think changing repos manually is a good idea. I always tend to think as a complete noob who comes from the windoze world (where everything is enforced on the user), and hesitant to try linux. In this regards, I believe something should be done in synaptic, like leting the user do checkboxes to chose how he wants his updates, in simple english and synaptic does the rest and choses the convenient repos, eg:
- I want the most stable and secure distro.
- I want bleeding edge distro but just working. / Or - I can take some risk of a crash from time to time.
- I want the latest being tested even not usable!
3- In regards to changing repos, I have experienced "Yum" (as far as I can remember) in OpenSuse which had an option to downgrade to several versions earlier.
I wonder If we can have such thing.

Again, all what I'm talking about is out of caring about my favourite distro and that I want it to be always no. 1 and the most leading. And I believe it can be done.
If you are interested to discuss this please suggest where to start a thread to discuss.
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:55 pm

Hmm, i don't have problems with the repos. I'm not a fan of the mint way with incoming and latest and never used
this way. I like my Sid and Testing systems, with regularly backups they are easy to handle. Testing and mint latest
are semi rolling i would say, sid is the real rolling system :)
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Re: Sources.list (s)

Postby limotux on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:51 am

This is really great!
You can safely generate sources.list online

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http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/index.php


Thanks to everyone who mentioned this
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