OVH Community, your new community space.

How to add debian Universe repository?


yonatan
05-07-2010, 17:09
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
Probably faster than "mirror1" as well, since that doesn't exist - my bad, Iray!
mirror1 is dual 9600bps modem

Myatu
05-07-2010, 16:24
Quote Originally Posted by yonatan
You can also use http://mir2.ovh.net/
it's faster then mir1
Probably faster than "mirror1" as well, since that doesn't exist - my bad, Iray!

yonatan
05-07-2010, 16:15
You can also use http://mir2.ovh.net/
it's faster then mir1

Iray
05-07-2010, 16:08
Thanks Myatu! I'll try this out.

Myatu
05-07-2010, 14:39
Do you mean the Ubuntu Universe section? Ubuntu has a "universe" and "multiverse" in addition to the main one, whereas Debian has a "contrib" and "non-free" one.

You could use Ubuntu on Debian and vice versa, though there are some different naming conventions.

Both the Ubuntu and Debian ones are mirrored at OVH, found at "ftp://mir1.ovh.net/ubuntu" and "ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian" respectively.

You can add these by manually editing the file "/etc/apt/sources.list" and appending them at the bottom with:

Code:
deb   
For example, for the Ubuntu Multiverse of Lucid (10.04 LTS), the URL would be "ftp://mir1.ovh.net/ubuntu", the distribution name would be "lucid" and the section name would be "multiverse":

Code:
deb ftp://mir1.ovh.net/ubuntu lucid multiverse
Similarly you can add these for Debian (ie, "lenny" and "non-free" if you would need Sun Java).

Once you have saved the file, you issue the command "apt-get update" so that it knows where to look for packages. If all went well, you should be able to use "apt-get install" or aptitude to install the package(s) you're looking for.

Iray
05-07-2010, 12:47
Hi guys,

I have a bunch of things I'd like to download from the universe repository. Does OVH have universe on its mirrors?

Does anyone know how to add these to /sources.list?

please help,
thanks!