[lug] Debian Stuff & Linux on iMac / Wireless Networking

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sat Oct 7 23:54:58 MDT 2000

Here's what I have on one of my machines.  It doesn't have the
"proposed-updates" stuff, but it does have the security stuff.

I had to go grab an SSH client for the Mac to get it in this e-mall!  :)

I haven't put a proper mirror site in this particular machine yet either.
'netselect' is nice for finding a good mirror site to use.

The other machine is off (my desktop machine in the other room), if you need
the other stuff, I can send that later...

# /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian potato main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/ potato/non-US main contrib non-free

The order does matter in case someone forgets to roll the version number of
a package properly when one gets updated (rare, but it happens in the
"unstable" branch sometimes...)


on 10/7/00 10:54 AM, Michael J. Pedersen at marvin at keepthetouch.org wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 07, 2000 at 03:36:57AM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
>> One of these days something so evil is going to happen during an upgrade
>> that I'll be able to convince someone to let me try installing some Debian
>> servers -- then I'll show someone a multi-site upgrade remotely when a
>> security patch comes out on security.debian.org, and they'll approve the
>> project to convert them all...
> That is the sweetest feature of Debian, I think. Upgrading as many computers
> as you need to, as easily as you can imagine. It really is great stuff.
> Now, if we could get something like dsh from the AIX side (distributed shell,
> meant for use on the IBM SP clusters. which are a real beast), it would be
> perfect. Allow for the same command to be executed on all servers all at the
> same time.
> 'TWould be perfect, and I would be able to show zero benefit to anybody trying
> to stay with RedHat :)
>> For those new to Debian, always make sure you add a line to
>> /etc/apt/sources.list for security.debian.org, and I almost always have at
>> least one machine with a line to add the "proposed-updates" section to the
>> mix also...
> Ya know, I've never had those two lines in there. Despite knowing something
> about Debian, I still know there's a lot I need to learn. Care to give me (and
> possibly others) some insights with your sources.list file?
>> Michael, do you think the "proposed-updates" is a bad name for that stuff?
>> It's highly regulated as to what can be put in there, and it's 99.9% of the
>> time stable.  It sounds to similar to unstable, or like it should be a part
>> of unstable, if you ask me.  It should be called something like
>> "tested-updates"...
> At this point, I can't even comment fairly. I need to look into it more still
> :(

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