Debian mirrors and sources.list selections
eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Jul 2 18:22:23 EST 2002
Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> Well, I have finally got around to trying out Debian. I used Drake's bootable
> CD and the install seems to have gone well enough.
> The bigest problem I had was initially I was using the planetmirror.com debian
> mirror. I could not get the install to work - dselect kept complaining that
> I was removing critical packages. I eventually tried mirror.aarnet.edu.au,
> and everything went off without a hitch. Has anyone else had problems with
> planetmirror not being properly syncronised? And any suggestions for the
> best mirror to use from Webone?
Well, I use
which is actually an alias for
and I never had any problems for a very long while.
> I've set my /etc/apt/sources.list to look at unstable. However, this did not
> work for http://security.debian.org. The best I could do here was woody. Is
> this because that unstable is always going to be at least as up-to-date as
> security anyway, and I should just remove that line???
There is no 'security' repository for unstable. The idea is that
is not a feature of 'unstable', and there is no point is such urgent
Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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