I accidently messed up sources.list

New to Debian (Or Linux in general)? Ask your questions here!

I accidently messed up sources.list

Postby PhoxFyre » 2017-03-06 23:47

I accidentally messed up and deleted my sources list for Debian stable 8.7.1 amd64, any place where I can download a new one and how to fix it?
Posts: 11
Joined: 2017-02-21 01:17

Re: I accidently messed up sources.list

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-07 00:54

The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: AzPainter 2.0.4, Pale Moon 27.2.1, Liquorix kernel 4.10-2, mpv 0.24, Kodi 17.1, Ksnip 1.3.1, Mesa 13.0.6
User avatar
Posts: 8044
Joined: 2009-10-06 05:53

Re: I accidently messed up sources.list

Postby No_windows » 2017-03-07 05:36

Easy fix. It's just a text file you'll need to recreate while root.
Posts: 357
Joined: 2015-08-05 03:03

Re: I accidently messed up sources.list

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-03-07 07:20

In future, use this command to edit your sources:
Code: Select all
# apt edit-sources

This will check the file and will not save it if there are any errors.
“Such is modern computing: everything simple is made too complicated because it’s easy to fiddle with; everything complicated stays complicated because it’s hard to fix." — Rob Pike

Please read before posting How to report a problem
User avatar
Posts: 6409
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: I accidently messed up sources.list

Postby Ardouos » 2017-03-07 09:47

If you do edit your sources with a text editor, it is best practice to backup the sources first before making any changes. Heck, it's even good to do this with most config files.

Code: Select all
# cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bk
User avatar
Posts: 862
Joined: 2013-11-03 00:30
Location: Elicoor II

Return to Beginners Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests