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    sources.list confusion

    Hi,

    lets take an example of http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/

    If I check launchpad via https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+mirror...ium.nl-archive

    it, lists only

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy main
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy main

    to add to sources.list

    But if you see the mirror then there is a lot more than that, like hardy-updates hardy-security hardy-backports and so on............

    instead of using the two lines mentioned by launchpad don't we have to add

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-universe main universe multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-universe main universe multiverse restricted

    and so on........................


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    Re: sources.list confusion

    bump.

    isnt' this an easy questioN?
    Last edited by talktorishav; October 3rd, 2008 at 07:49 AM. Reason: grammar

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    Lightbulb Re: sources.list confusion

    If for example the website you are referencing is instructing you to add the following to your sources list:

    Then that is exactly what you should add, providing of course, that it is for the correct version of your Linux installation, because that is what they are providing in their repository.

    Others might provide something different, but in the example above. "hardy main" is what is available from them unless they specify otherwise.


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    Last edited by zipperback; October 3rd, 2008 at 07:56 AM.

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    Re: sources.list confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by zipperback View Post
    If for example the website you are referencing is instructing you to add the following to your sources list:



    Then that is exactly what you should add, providing of course, that it is for the correct version of your Linux installation, because that is what they are providing in their repository.

    Others might provide something different, but in the example above. "hardy main" is what is available from them unless they specify otherwise.


    - zipperback
    But if you open the mirror in your browser its maintaining all the other stuffs too.
    and if i keep them though they havn't mentioned they works too.
    What can be the reason?

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    Re: sources.list confusion

    bump!

    Also if i put

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted

    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-universe main universe multiverse restricted
    deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.cambrium.nl/ubuntu/ hardy-universe main universe multiverse restricted

    and so on........................

    it works.

    Then why isn't it mentioned on launchpad?

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