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Using Debian repos on Mint

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:31 pm
by Mintty
Hi,

I recently got my hands on the 3-disc set of Debian 7 (wheezy) dvds.

How does one go about using the Debian repository from Linux Mint 15.

I have tried inserting the below in apt's sources.list file:

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deb file:///mnt/images/deb1/ stable main
deb file:///mnt/images/deb2/ stable main
deb file:///mnt/images/deb3/ stable main
However, whenever I flag a package on Synaptic to be installed, its status is always changed to 'broken'

It should be possible right ? because debian is the base on which Ubuntu is built, and mint is based on Ubuntu.

I am aware that there is also a version of Mint based on Debian. I'm curious if it is possible from LMDE as well.

Re: Using Debian repos on Mint

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:45 pm
by z1p101
Yes, it is possible with no guarantees of what will happen if you use them, nor have I tried this in a while, no need to. What you have there is the code for a local repo(stored on your machine). If you want the ones off the Internet you need something like...

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deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free
The repo for Opera, google's first choice.

Edit. You may have some gpg key issues too. Not really sure, it's been a while.

Re: Using Debian repos on Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:39 am
by Mintty
Hi,

I am trying to use the locally stored repos on my pc as I have the debian discs but do not have an internet connection on that pc.

so why do I get an error stating that any package I try to install is broken?

Re: Using Debian repos on Mint

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:05 pm
by z1p101
OK, now I get you. It's been a while since I did something like that.

[url=http://askubuntu.com/questions/170348/how-to-make-my-own-local-repository]This should be some help.[/url]

It maybe easer to install the packages you want off the disk using Gdebi though.