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Old 07-23-07, 01:13 PM   #1
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I'm a n00b at debian, and I need to redo my sources.list to get the updates for my knoppix distro.

Can someone walk me through how to create a good source list?

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Old 07-23-07, 02:38 PM   #2
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Knoppix eh?

Here's my Debian sources.list, I don't know Knoppix, but AFAIK it uses Debian's repos.

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib

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deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free
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Old 07-23-07, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks bro. I started to put this in the open forum..but I knew some of the kids there would gripe.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:48 PM   #4
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Hey, why do you have to redo your sources.list?

Why not a:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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Old 07-23-07, 02:51 PM   #5
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Hey, why do you have to redo your sources.list?

Why not a:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
I was reading in a forum where they said that it was best to redo it. I got a backup copy, so I can always restore it.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:52 PM   #6
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I'm confused. What value is "redoing" it if you don't know the values to seed it with? Knoppix is a live CD-based Linux, why not use something like Debian, Fedora, or Ubuntu; something geared towards HDD installation.
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Old 07-23-07, 03:04 PM   #7
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*shakes head and throws up shoulders.....

remember..I'm a newb...and I am trying to learn this stuff...
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Old 07-23-07, 03:08 PM   #8
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I'm confused. What value is "redoing" it if you don't know the values to seed it with? Knoppix is a live CD-based Linux, why not use something like Debian, Fedora, or Ubuntu; something geared towards HDD installation.
Got another question for you. I'm getting this error message:
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E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/
How do I point the apt-get command to download to a different area, like an area on my usb drive?
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Old 07-23-07, 03:11 PM   #9
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Err...umm...are you using a Live CD and trying to update it?
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Old 07-23-07, 03:15 PM   #10
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Got another question for you. I'm getting this error message:
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E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/
How do I point the apt-get command to download to a different area, like an area on my usb drive?
Try apt-get clean to delete the cached .deb files once done you may want to install localepurge and say yes to both the locales and man page deletions that should get you a few more MB free.
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Try apt-get clean to delete the cached .deb files once done you may want to install localepurge and say yes to both the locales and man page deletions that should get you a few more MB free.
Thanks...I'll try that

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Err...umm...are you using a Live CD and trying to update it?
No...I'm using a USB drive.
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