I'm an apt-get idiot

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Fri Feb 4 19:14:09 MST 2005


On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 16:05, Jared Bernard wrote:
> > Yes, you should use different mirrors or a different access method (like
> > HTTP). One of the index files (Packages.gz) is failing to fully be
> > downloaded.
> 
> So, do I just edit the /etc/apt/sources.list with an HTTP site? How do
> I know what HTTP site to use, is there a list out there that I can
> choose from?

Two sites I would recommend you become familiar with are apt-get.org and
backports.org. The former is great for bleeding edge, questionably
legal, and unofficial packages. The latter takes packages from unstable
and recompiles them for stable. Very handy.

Corey

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