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Hi I'm running Ubuntu 5.10. It's a fresh install. Ok, help me understand. The sources.list file contains all the sites where Ubuntu gets its updates or codecs or whatever, right? ...
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    Ubuntu sources.list questions


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    I'm running Ubuntu 5.10. It's a fresh install. Ok, help me understand. The sources.list file contains all the sites where Ubuntu gets its updates or codecs or whatever, right? I don't know when Ubuntu 5.10 came out. How long do those sites stay available, will the links always becorrect?

    I was trying to download updates, codecs was actually my main concern. So I edited the sources.list and removed all the comments infront of the sites, but when I run sudo apt-get update (I guess that updates something with the latest packages that's available?) it says something like it cannot resolve the sites or its temporarily unavailable, I'm currently at work, I can't post the exact message right now.

    I'm using my neighbours ADSL connection through wireless (the signal strength is always very low) using a proxy connection. I know the proxy settings is correct, so no problem there. He's internet combined with the bad wireless connection and his shaped and capped account is a bit dodgy sometimes. Especially FTP sites, that just doesn't happen. Should I get an new sources.list file with and updated list or do you think it could just be a bad connection and that I should bring my pc to work where we have an always working speedy wired ADSL connection?

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    Could have something to do with the slow connection. If the install is on a laptop I suggest trying the wireless from a coffee shop, etc... If that fails I'm not sure. Could you post your sources.lst file so I can see it.

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    I just fresh installed Breezy two days ago, because my fedora core 5 install was boring me again. I really like Breezy so i'm back on it.
    Heres a copy of my sources.list
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)]/ breezy main restricted


    deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted
    deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    # deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe
    # deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

    # deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

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    Everything looks pretty good. Perhaps you could try the us mirrors. Change the ca to us and try again. Also I would uncomment everything because there are a lot of good packages in the other repositories not to mention you can install flashplayer and other restricted formats. Also.. not to knock linux forums, but www.ubuntuforums.org may be more helpful.

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    I do have my universal packages uncommented, but this is just a backup of my sources as it looked the first day I installed it. I have no problems, this was just a reference for Jakob667 to go by.

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    Sorry Apollo I didn't pay attention to the fact that you didn't open the thread.

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    http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu the ubuntuguide hasn't steered me wrong yet.
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    My sources list is the same as Appolo's.

    http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu is a very nifty site btw. I'm going to follow these instructions again, but with a ADSL line that works.

    Thanks for all the advice

    Regards

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