On Sunday 27 February 2011 23:08:17 Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Du, 27 feb 11, 16:27:49, Lisi wrote:
> > I am a little confused about this. I had never heard of it, so have been
> > looking it up. There is no man entry, and the man apt entry, which
> > mentions and gives hyperlinks to toher apt applications (apt-cache etc.)
> > does nto mention it.
> > Googling brings up the information that Potato users used to use it to
> > configure their /etc/apt/sources.list, and the installer still uses it
> > for the same purpose. But I could find no trace of any recent usage by
> > users wanting to (re)configure their sources.list. Comments gratefully
> > received!
> A quick Google search revealed a post of *mine* from 2007 stating it is
> in the base-config package.
> AFAIR base-config was the second stage of the installer for sarge (you
> had to run that at the console after the first reboot, to set-up the
> timezone, apt, etc.) . Etch already had a one-stage install; base-config
> was merged with the first stage.
Yes, the most recent mention that I have been able to find was in a book about
Sarge - that was where I got the information about it being part of the
installer -but even that was out of date!
> What are you trying to achieve?
I am doing a course - and if I have a problem with anything I look it up.
apt-setup was in a list with apt-cache, apt-get and apt-cdrom. As I said, I
had never heard of it, so I looked it up. The rest you know. I'm afraid
that I didn't turn up your post. :-(
> If you need some interface to change
> sources.list try synaptic
Ouch!! ;-) Give me Kwrite or another good editor and sources.list itself!
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