[nSLUG] Debian drift-->Nothing in /etc/apt/sources.list -->>sources.old, Yes

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 11:07:28 AST 2006


Thanks, Donald. And also for the possible explanation for my 'huh'?.

bob



On 2/27/06, Donald Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> You need the pony to get the hay to the barn to feed the pony.
>
> Copy your backed up sources.list to the right name and
> then apt-get will have something to work off.  I don't know
> how yours got wiped, but I suspect some GUI front end tool
> has something to do with it.
>
> -Donald
>
>
> On 2/27/06, Robert Ashley <rb.ashley at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I checked /etc/apt/sources.list to see if I could see where I'm at,
> > nomenclature-wise.
> >
> > No text there....blank...  huh?
> >
> > Then I checked /etc/apt/sources.list.old
> >
> > deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
> > deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
> >
> > deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main
> >
> >
> > $ cat /etc/debian_version
> > 3.1
> >
> > [Per APT HOWTO <http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-basico.en.html
> > >] I tried:
> >
> > debian:/# apt-get install netselect
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > E: Couldn't find package netselect
> >
> > Is this because there's nothing in /etc/sources.list for Debian to point
> > to?
> >
> > Assumption: Need mirrors in /etc/apt/sources.list to update/upgrade.
> > Assumption: Thought apt-get install netselect would get me started on
> > that.
> >
> > Any help in clarifying my confusion much appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > bob
> >
> >
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