[sf-lug] apt doc question 1
jim at well.com
Sun Nov 23 12:33:21 PST 2008
regarding section 2.1 in
here's an example line from a typical /etc/apt/sources.list file:
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
the line has space characters, which i presume are field delimiters.
the text refers to the use of deb as the first token but is silent
on the construction of the fields as well as the use of the
subsequent tokens in the examples.
examples show either deb or deb-src
examples show URIs
examples show stable/non-US and stable/updates and stable.
examples show main only
examples show contrib only
examples show non-free only
it would be very helpful if the text defines the purpose for each
field (e.g. first field specifies binary or source, second field
specifies a URI for a repository...).
it would be helpful to know if any fields are optional. typically
first fields are required and if any fields are optional they are
those at the right.
where to find answers to the implied questions re above?
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