[conspire] (forw) "sources.list" generator

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Jun 9 14:59:35 PDT 2006

I was aware of that utility, but last I looked at it, it still required
the user to have some idea of what would not only be needed now, but down
the line. For this reason, and for the reason that I don't quite like the
utility's choice of repositories, I generally recommend against its use in
favor of the repository lists I have prepared myself for general use. For
5.10 Breezy Badger, the pre-prepared file may be found at:
It has repositories for most non-obscure things one might want, and
nothing that could interfere with the core system, making it relatively
ideal. However, it is a bit i386-centric, but amd64 and powerpc users may
simply comment out the specific lines that trigger apt errors on those
architectures. Note on use: Since the file makes use of a couple of Dennis
Kaarsemaker's repositories, his package-signing key must be imported into
the apt system before trying to use this file. I have begun an attempt to
also keep as finely tuned a file for 6.06 Dapper Drake, but I have not yet
tested it. It is here:
I also have a similar folder of files that should go into /etc/apt for
straight Debian, originally based on the setup Rick personally uses:

On Fri, 09 Jun 2006 14:40:00 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> Cited URL is for a rather nice utility for Ubuntu, to build and manage
> the roster of package repositories to consult.  It also neatly
> catalogues some of the more interesting unofficial repositories.
> ----- Forwarded message from Paul O'Malley <ompaul at eircom.net> -----
> Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 21:33:43 +0100
> From: Paul O'Malley <ompaul at eircom.net>
> To: Conall O'Brien <conall+ilug at conall.net>,
> 	Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin at ul.ie>, ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Dapper complication
> Conall O'Brien wrote:
>>On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 04:24:58PM IST, Brendan Halpin 
>><brendan.halpin at ul.ie> incoherently babbled:
>>>I would, occasionally, but before the upgrade I had a similar line
>>>in sources.list and emacs-snapshot was updated every 10-14 days
>>>without fuss. 
>>>Maybe I should just go back to Debian...
>>If the repository you were using for emacs-snapshots also offers src
>>packages, you could download and build the snapshot for Ubuntu.
>>Since you have found a specific niche, you could even go a step further
>>and share your packages, contributing to the Ubuntu community...
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
> or this rather neat tool
> http://www.ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic
> Regards
> Paul

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