View Full Version : sources.list question

03-12-2004, 01:26 PM
Does anyone maintain a current sources.list
I ask as the one on 3.3 is out of date.

I appreciate that I can simply comment out the broken repositories, replace them with the correct ones if I can locate them, but I wondered if there was an official / semi official updated sources.list available anywhere.


03-13-2004, 07:55 PM
Check out netselect-apt

03-13-2004, 09:28 PM
Cheers, I'll give that a try.

03-14-2004, 02:27 AM
I just did apt-get update. Then I did netselect-apt and was told "bash: netselect-apt: command not found" :(

So far I have not edited my sources.list (should I? I 've looked in these forums and have so far not found a satisfactory answer; I know I should go off reading about the debian.org documentation about apt-get but it's late ;))

any hints?

03-14-2004, 05:54 AM
I'm really very new to Knoppix & Linux but here are a few suggestions. Try apt-cache search netselect-apt & apt-cache policy netselect-apt. "bash: netselect-apt: command not found" as far as I know means that it is not installed. I use Synaptic Package Manager which is a graphical front end for apt-get & makes finding & installing packages very easy for a newbie. Also here is a link for netselect-apt: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/netselect-apt

03-14-2004, 11:04 AM
which sources.list should I be editing? locate gives me three choices:


I think it's the first one. And I gather I should be removing lines that give me errors when I apt-get update?

03-14-2004, 12:35 PM
Yes and Yes. to the sources question.

apt-get install netselect-apt to the netselect-apt question.