Sources.list MEPIS 11

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To take advantage of the Community Repository for MEPIS 11 (For other MEPIS versions, see the Sources.list page), you need to enable at least one of the four sections described in the introduction of the Community Repository page.
Before enabling the CR, please read the warnings in the Community Repository page, especially about the restricted and testing repos.


Method 1 - via Synaptic

This is the easiest method for most users. To add the desired Community Repos directly in Synaptic > Settings > Repositories. See this Video Tutorial:

Method 2 - Edit your sources.list directly

As root, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list and use copy and paste to replace all the contents of the file so it looks just like the list shown below. Note that the sign "#", as in front of the top directions below, serves to comment out a line of code so it is not read. For more information how to edit your sources.list, see Editing sources.list

--Last updated June 13, 2017--

# See sources.list(5) for more information
# This file should be edited through synaptic

# MEPIS improvements, overrides and updates--the MEPIS magic -
# Mirror of Warren's MEPIS 11 master repo that Tim "slurped"
deb mepis-11.0 main

# archived Debian Squeeze Repos
deb squeeze main contrib non-free

# archived Debian Squeeze LTS repos
deb squeeze-lts main contrib non-free

# MEPIS Community Main and Test
deb mepis11cr main non-free
# deb mepis11cr test

Troubleshooting: Check your preferences

Should already be set correctly by default, but make sure the preference is set to prefer highest version: Open Synaptic > Settings > Preferences > Distribution tab. Click the radio button for "Always prefer the highest version"

Troubleshooting: Expired squeeze-lts Release file

If an error similar to the one shown below is received during apt updates:

E: Release file for is expired (invalid since 1d 6h 10min 2s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.

Add the following line:

Acquire::Check-Valid-Until "false";

to the /etc/apt/apt.conf file.

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