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Postby Hog530 » 2010-01-31 23:51

I have just recently put Debian(lenny) on an eMac, but I can't seem to do any sort of apt-ing. Even when I have some sources, yet they don't seem to work. Could someone give me some advise or at least a list to work with?? :D
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Re: Empty source list

Postby Bulkley » 2010-02-01 00:27

If you just installed, your /etc/apt/sources.list probably points to the CD. Try this:
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib

deb ftp://security.us.debian.org/debian-security stable/updates main contrib
deb-src ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security stable/updates main contrib

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main
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Re: Empty source list

Postby Hog530 » 2010-02-01 01:29

Alright, I got those in. I then tried to install synaptic,
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aptitude install synaptic
it just through this back at me. No candidate version found for synaptic
No candidate version found for synaptic

Sorry if this is a pest... :mrgreen:
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Re: Empty source list

Postby craigevil » 2010-02-01 03:14

Did you run aptitude update after changing your sources.list?
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Re: Empty source list

Postby Hog530 » 2010-02-02 03:16

:D Alright, I got it all to work! Thanks!
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