[Solved] Repositories in UM

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[Solved] Repositories in UM

Postby ess82 » 08 Jun 2014 20:30

Hello guys, I know someone had similar problem, but I couldn't find it anymore so created new topic.

In UM -> Preferences, when I want to select repo mirrors, only the /debian one stays selected, the /packages one unselects after I press Save Mirrors, I updated the other night to 2.2.1 and at least that 404 error won't show up now, but still can't select the /packages mirror. Does it have anythig to do with me using custom kernel? Or can anyone explain whether there are any downsides of using custom kernel? Mine's 3.14.4 btw

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby smitty1 » 08 Jun 2014 20:57

ess82 wrote:In UM -> Preferences, when I want to select repo mirrors, only the /debian one stays selected, the /packages one unselects after I press Save Mirrors, I updated the other night to 2.2.1 and at least that 404 error won't show up now, but still can't select the /packages mirror
Try this http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php ... =20#p37157
That seems to be what worked for most of us.

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ess82 » 11 Jun 2014 14:50

yes it works now, thank you very much, got both mirrors set to GB now

Q: Where do I add additional mirrors now? I want Chrome, Tor etc. automatically updated along with usual packages.

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ScottQuier » 11 Jun 2014 15:16

ess82 wrote: Q: Where do I add additional mirrors now? I want Chrome, Tor etc. automatically updated along with usual packages.
Chrome will install it's repo information when you install the application. To verify, run the command

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inxi -r
There should be an entry listed for Chrome - it will be in a folder subordinate to /etc/apt.
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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ess82 » 11 Jun 2014 19:59

yes it's there, thanks for info, but I still don't know where to add others ...just add them to sources.list below those solydxk mirrors?

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ScottQuier » 11 Jun 2014 20:20

I don't know what you mean by "etc" (a little specificity would help here :) ), but tor is in the SolydXK repos:

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apt policy tor
tor:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.2.4.21-1
  Version table:
     0.2.4.21-1 0
        500 http://solydxk.ogun.org/debian/production/ testing/main amd64 Packages
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systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ess82 » 11 Jun 2014 20:34

LOL yeah, didn't notice that, guess I'll search repos first next time, I downloaded source and compiled :D

anyway, acestream is not for example, nor sopcast and there might be others I want to install, so do I just add them to sources.list? I better ask before I break something again :)

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ScottQuier » 11 Jun 2014 21:17

If they are not in the repos, then the next easiest thing is to find a Debian compliant .deb file and install that. If you can't find that, then download source and compile/install from there.

I do suggest you not attempt to add PPAs to your sources.list - read my siggy :)
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systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ess82 » 12 Jun 2014 07:58

:D lmfao... I asked the same question bout 3 times and still didn't get straight answer, so I'll answer myself - YES, I DO append additional repositories to sources.list - I already tried and it works without breaking solydxk mirrors.

Thank you Scott

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Re: [Solved] Repositories in UM

Postby zerozero » 12 Jun 2014 08:57

ess82 wrote:YES, I DO append additional repositories to sources.list - I already tried and it works without breaking solydxk mirrors.
i guess there's a misunderstanding here of how this works:
- adding additional repos won't break the SolydXK mirrors;
- it might (depending of the repos you add) break your install (and that's another story all together)
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Re: [Solved] Repositories in UM

Postby ess82 » 12 Jun 2014 09:15

Thanks zerozero, yes I am aware of that, I just wanted to know in case I'll need it.

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Re: Repositories in UM

Postby ScottQuier » 12 Jun 2014 11:49

ess82 wrote::D lmfao... I asked the same question bout 3 times and still didn't get straight answer, so I'll answer myself - YES, I DO append additional repositories to sources.list - I already tried and it works without breaking solydxk mirrors.

Thank you Scott
Yeah, I can see where, from your perspective, you might think you weren't getting a straight answer .... and for that I apologize.

Straight answer: You and add additional repos ANYWHERE in /etc/apt/sources.list. Or you can do like Chrome does and create a folder in /etc/apt for your additional repo sources.

The answer, being so basic, and the fact that your question was not very specific ( ".... etc ....") is what threw me off.
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problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"


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