tool used to download packages?
aharrison at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 20:35:17 UTC 2007
On 2/7/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Do you actually use source packages? Get rid of all the deb-src entries if
> you don't. Do you use "plf", "medibuntu", etc, etc? Ditto...
I haven't yet learned how to use the deb source packages, but there
are some that I prefer to roll my own packages, like vim, or screen (I
like the vertical split patch), for instance.
> > deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
> > universe multiverse
> > deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe
> those are redundant.
Thanks. I haven't read thoroughly on the sources at all. I wasn't
sure if "edgy-security universe" was automatically included in
"edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse"
> > deb http://repository.debuntu.org/ edgy multiverse
I believe I added this one while looking for a repository containing a
gaim2 package that wasn't over a year out of date.
> > deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt edgy main
> That, in itself, voids your warranty :-)
People sure seem to hate that app, I keep bumping into posts from
people saying negative things about it. I just used it to for nvidia
drivers, media codecs, and some fonts. It seemed to work fine.
> > deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
> > universe multiverse
> More redundancy - edgy-security is the same set of files, no matter where
> your mirror is. That makes 3 different entries at 2 URLs for
Gotcha. I dropped the security.ubuntu.com ones anyway, so I'll just
leave this one.
> > deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
> That looks hazardous - you're apparently downloading a package for Debian
> and expecting it to work on Ubuntu. It could...
I believe I installed Google Earth as well as Picasa from there. Both
work fine, but, unfortunately, I notice the Picasa version that Google
provides for Linux doesn't include the web album features.
> > deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/kde-356 edgy main
> > deb ftp://bolugftp.uni-bonn.de/pub/kde/stable/3.5.6/kubuntu edgy main
> > deb http://www.mirrorservice.org/.../stable/3.5.6/kubuntu edgy main
> > deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/.../stable/3.5.6/kubuntu edgy main
> Those look redundant too.
But isn't redundancy good, though? I usually configure at least a
handful of CPAN repositories, for example.
> "They" haven't experimented with the apt methods in years, unless they're
> making mods that have never been mentioned in the changelogs. You have a
> dogs breakfast for your sources, and you blame the application.
Well, I have a reproduceable problem associated with a specific error
message (400 URI Failure). While I clearly have a messy source list
file, it's not unreasonable to expect the application to handle such a
specific error condition.
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