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Re: [K12OSN] apt-get question



On Sun, 2003-06-08 at 13:31, James Jensen wrote:
> --- Daniel Loomis <dloomis cox-internet com> wrote:

<snip>

> > I do have a question:  How or where do I find a current listing of the
> > files 
> > available from the various servers?  The man pages don't indicate a
> > 'list' 
> > command option for apt-get.  The sources are given in /etc/apt but there
> > does 
> > not appear to be a listing of packages available.  Is there a command or
> > do 
> > you have to go directly to the sites listed in /etc/apt?

<snip>

> I'm not aware of a command line option in apt-get that allows you to see
> what's avaialbe where.  I'm sure there is a way to pull that information
> but I don't know how yet.  However, you can use Synaptic (GUI front-end to
> apt) to see what's installed, what's not installed but available from your
> sources list, search/filter for a particular package, etc.  It seems to
> work fine.

to find the different repositories to put in your apt configuration.  Maybe that's 
what Daniel meant in his question.  So, where do you find any or all repository 
URLs to put into your apt setup?

Gavin.




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