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    Which software sources should I add?

    I installed Debian Squeeze (through the xfce+lxde install CD) on an old box. I had not internet connection during install (only has a Wireless card). So I fixed wireless after installation and now it is connected. However I could not install things like synaptic through apt-get. I found out that I only have the security updates source and the CD in my sources.list. Which sources should I add to get the most basic stuff I'm used to install in *buntu?
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    Re: Which software sources should I add?

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    I installed Debian Squeeze (through the xfce+lxde install CD) on an old box. I had not internet connection during install (only has a Wireless card). So I fixed wireless after installation and now it is connected. However I could not install things like synaptic through apt-get. I found out that I only have the security updates source and the CD in my sources.list. Which sources should I add to get the most basic stuff I'm used to install in *buntu?
    Well you are in debian, its not Ubuntu

    What do you want that you class as basic ?

    usually the default debian source is fine

    The only thing i add is contrib non-free

    If you have trouble with your sources then try http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/

    and here is unofficial repos http://wiki.debian.org/UnofficialRepositories
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    Re: Which software sources should I add?

    Thanks. I think Main and Contrib will be enough for now. 'Basic stuff' was a bit of a vague description but I mean things like LibreOffice Writer, Abiword, Synaptic and some small games.
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