Ubuntu sources.list questions
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?