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Empty /etc/apt/source.list on install?

Postby trusty_tiger » 2016-03-14 13:29

Does anyone know why my source list was empty upon install? I checked for any South African mirrors and found a few, although they seem to be scarce. Can anyone help me with more source addresses I may need?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Empty /etc/apt/source.list on install?

Postby kedaha » 2016-03-14 14:02

apt obviously wasn't configured when Debian was installed probably because the network wasn't connected or something.
Anyway, you might try the redirector; for information see http.debian.net when the file should look like this Example_sources.list_for_Debian_8_.22Jessie.22 assuming you installed stable.
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Re: Empty /etc/apt/source.list on install?

Postby sgosnell » 2016-03-14 14:36

Just in case it wasn't a typo, there is no source.list file. It should be /etc/apt/sources.list, sources not source. With computers, spelling counts.
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