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choosing a repository - not sure what the procedure is

Postby nicolasdiogo on Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:47 pm

hello

i am trying to change the default repository for my installation of LMDE.

i figure that we should avoid using the main repo when we can.

and looked at the list of available repositories, and try the source.list below but I can only manage to have the main repo changed the other 'testing' give me error.

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# original repositories
#
# 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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# new repo
#
deb http://linuxmint.bio.lmu.de/packages/ debian main upstream import
# deb http://linuxmint.bio.lmu.de/packages/latest testing main contrib non-free
# deb http://linuxmint.bio.lmu.de/packages/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
# deb http://linuxmint.bio.lmu.de/packages/latest/multimedia testing main non-free


what should be the correct way for me to use the 'new repo' section?

is there any advantage in using a service such as this:
http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/index.php


thanks,

sources:
http://www.linuxmint.com/mirrors.php
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Re: choosing a repository - not sure what the procedure is

Postby zerozero on Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:31 pm

revert again to the original repos and run in the terminal
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mint-choose-debian-mirror
that's it :)
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Re: choosing a repository - not sure what the procedure is

Postby nicolasdiogo on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:05 am

thanks,

i have followed your suggestions with an addition from this other discussion:
viewtopic.php?f=199&t=120251

and after reverting back to the original repos, i have run this:
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sudo sed -i 's/deb\ /deb\ [arch=amd64,i386]\ /g' /etc/apt/sources.list



and choose another repo with this:
mint-choose-debian-mirror


and everything is working fine, with my current repo list:

deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/debi ... ian/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/debi ... t/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/debi ... multimedia testing main non-free




thanks very much,
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Re: choosing a repository - not sure what the procedure is

Postby zerozero on Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:04 pm

yeahh the multiarch part is now a must :D good you got it sorted
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