View Full Version : [ubuntu] List of servers in 'software sources'

April 29th, 2009, 08:16 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right forum -- feel free to move if it is not.

Can anyone tell me where the list of servers comes from in the 'Software Sources' application?

We have a customised Ubuntu distribution that we use in-house at our organisation. We a are setting up an internal repository, (which we mirror using apt-mirror), and I would like to customise the list to return only the internal mirror hosts. (Eventually we might have more than one internal mirror host).

If I modify /etc/apt/sources.list directly to point to our internal mirror host, I find that it is shown in the 'Software Sources' as third-party software, and it is all to easy to accidentally change back to one of the other servers.

I have posted this to the general forum -- please accept my apologies if there is a more appropriate place to post this.

John J