[ubuntu-za] apt sources problem

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 12:20:11 UTC 2012


Thanks very much Percy - I will be back at it again later. (Life is
tough for us oldies - I have to go and play bowls this afternoon!)

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Percy Langa <percylanga at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 2012/07/16 12:51 PM, Bill Cairns wrote:
>>
>> I don't have any trouble editing it but I have trouble seeing any
>> duplicates! All I have found duplicated is
>>
>> deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse
>>
>> Could that be causing my trouble?
>>
>> The error message refers to other files in /var/lib/apt/lists/ for example
>> -
>>
>> W: Duplicate sources.list entry ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu/
>> precise/main i386 Packages
>>
>> (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.sun.ac.za_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages)
>>
>> Is this another possible source of errors?
>>
>> Here is the sources. list file:
>>
>> # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386
>> (20120423)]/ precise main restricted
>> # Official Ubuntu 10.0.4 mirror for the University of Stellenbosch.
>> deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse
>> deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted
>> universe multiverse
>> deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
>> universe multiverse
>> deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-backports main restricted
>> universe multiverse
>> deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse
>>
>> deb http://www.fbreader.org/desktop/debian precise main
>> deb-src http://www.fbreader.org/desktop/debian precise main
>>
>> deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free
>> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main universe restricted
>> multiverse
>> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security universe main
>> multiverse restricted
>> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-updates universe main
>> multiverse restricted
>
> This looks fine.
>
>
>>
>> # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
>> # newer versions of the distribution.
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
>
> Unless you need the deb-src, I would comment it out, like so:
>
> #deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
>
>
>> ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
>> ## distribution.
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main
>> restricted
>
> Same as above.
>
>> ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the
>> Ubuntu
>> ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
>> ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
>
> Same as above.
>
> Btw, is there a difference between za.archive.ubuntu.com and
> archive.ubuntu.com? Maybe someone on the list can confirm. I would comment
> out za.archive.ubuntu.com.
>
>> ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the
>> Ubuntu
>> ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as
>> to
>> ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
>> ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
>> ## security team.
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
>
> Comment out za.archive.ubuntu.com.
>
>> ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
>> ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
>> ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
>> ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any
>> review
>> ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
>> deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main
>> restricted universe multiverse
>> deb-src http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main
>> restricted universe multiverse
>
> This looks ok.
>
>> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
>> deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
>> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
>> deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
>> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
>> deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
>
> duplicate? you already have security updates from sun.ac.za above.
>
>
>> ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
>> ## 'partner' repository.
>> ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and
>> the
>> ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
>> # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
>> # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
>>
>> ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
>> ## developers who want to ship their latest software.
>> deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
>> deb http://debian.scribus.net/debian/ precise main
>> deb-src http://debian.scribus.net/debian/ precise main
>> deb http://debian.tagancha.org/debian/ precise main
>> deb-src http://debian.tagancha.org/debian/ precise main
>> deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
>> deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu precise main
>> deb-src http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu precise main
>
> Looks ok. Do you need the deb-src?
>
> I hope that helps. Whew! Your sources list is quite busy :)
>
> Hopefully other people on the list will jump in and assist.
>
>
> Percy
>
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