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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?
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Re: I accidently messed up sources.list

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-07 00:54

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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.
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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:
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# apt edit-sources

This will check the file and will not save it if there are any errors.
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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.

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# cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bk
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