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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: ramesh on July 13, 2007, 05:12:36 pm

Title: essential repositories
Post by: ramesh on July 13, 2007, 05:12:36 pm
Hi all,

Which are all the necessary repositories for VL 5.8 standard ?
Title: Re: essential repositories
Post by: The Headacher on July 13, 2007, 06:31:44 pm
You should at least have the 'extra', 'patches' and 'packages' repository enabled. More recent (perhaps buggy, but usually not) packages can be found in the 'testing' repository. I strongly recommend against using "upgrade all packages", especially if you have the 'testing' repository enabled.
Title: Re: essential repositories
Post by: ramesh on July 13, 2007, 07:47:00 pm
Dear Headacher,


How to do that  ?




Title: Re: essential repositories
Post by: wcs on July 13, 2007, 08:30:38 pm
Add these lines (if they're not there) to your /etc/slapt-get/slaptgetrc file

EDIT: Corrected the sources for ftp:

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SOURCE=ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/patches/
SOURCE=ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/extra/
SOURCE=ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/testing/

or simply open gslapt, go to Edit, Preferences, Sources, and where it says ADD write:
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ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/patches/
repeating for the other repositories that you want to have enabled.

It might be better to add "testing" as a source, but not enable it, unless you want a specific package in there, or if something you want to install has a dependency that is in the "testing" repository.
Title: Re: essential repositories
Post by: ramesh on July 13, 2007, 09:48:21 pm
Dear wec,

added the patches repository and updated it

out put is as follows:

This package source failed or is not available.  Disable this source and continue anyway ?


Why the failure  ?
Title: Re: essential repositories
Post by: newt on July 14, 2007, 10:05:45 am
Which method did you use to add the repositories?  I would suggest using the 'gslapt' method in which case you will not be using the prefix 'SOURCE=' since that it already provided for you.  If you would like, you can also substitute 'http' for 'ftp' as that will work as well (I tend to use http protocol repos).  HTH
Title: Re: essential repositories
Post by: wcs on July 16, 2007, 08:21:13 pm
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Why the failure  ?

My mistake. Sorry.
The sources I had previously listed were right for http, but not for ftp.

I've corrected them above, so you should have no problems now, if you copy and paste them into the file or into the ADD line in Gslapt Preferences (without "SOURCE=" if you do it in gslapt, as newtor said).