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!!! Warning! The info contained in this article pertains to older versions of MEPIS !!!
The information in this article pertains to SimplyMEPIS 3.4
WARNING:these settings are for people who want to use Debian Etch (testing) sources. If you want to install something from Sid (unstable) you have to uncomment (delete # sign in front of the Sid lines), leave the Etch sources selected. However, installing from Sid is not recommended unless you know what you are doing, Mepis installs by default from Etch.
This is an up to date list:
# See sources.list(5) for more information, especially # This file should be edited through synaptic # New sources should be added only in the section at the end of this file!
# Primary deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free # deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free
# Sources # deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free # deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free
# MEPIS apt pool - specific packages available on-line deb http://apt.mepis.org/3.4 etch main # deb http://apt.mepis.org/3.4 sid main
# mplayer deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ etch main # deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ sid main
# Security upgrades for Etch deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
If you dont know how to edit your list see this
Do not forget to do an apt-get update or a Reload in Synaptic everytime after you change sources.list file.
GPG Errors: Now that you have that fixed the repos, read this
Dynamic Nmap error: If you see this error then you need to read this
In case you cannot connect to the FTP servers because of the proxy or firewall settings use :
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
Alternative Sources list: If you are comfortable with apt-get and understand how your sources work, you may want to add some of these additional repositories for non-Debian packages.