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#26 2020-01-29 20:10:23

Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,820  

Re: sources.list confusion.

@mmaglis . . . Thanks for taking the initiative to find that.  I knew it existed and was going to suggest searching for it but thought better of it since I was not inclined to do so myself.   IIUC (that's certainly not a given), all the packages are signed so should be secure even without https.


#27 2020-02-19 15:43:48

From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 3,125  

Re: sources.list confusion.

ghaverla wrote:



And I think this should have it's own thread, hi-jacking an official announcement thread seems a bit rude.

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#28 2020-02-20 10:09:20

Registered: 2017-07-02
Posts: 300  

Re: sources.list confusion.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Note that the apt-transport-https package is needed to take advantage of https sources.

this is only required in ascii. since apt >1.5 (beowulf) it's already included in apt, and that package is just transitional & can go away


#29 2020-02-20 10:38:45

Registered: 2017-07-02
Posts: 300  

Re: sources.list confusion.

tails uses only https iirc :
and their RR still fails, just like devuan : eg.
that makes sense, otherwise devuan would have to share private keys with mirrors, which is of course out of the question.

about , i think it only has one -sponsored- mirror  and that's why it works ok.

in all mirror cases i've seen so far, if you want to use apt through https, pick a mirror that supports it..


#30 2023-05-05 13:48:05

From: Ortenau
Registered: 2021-04-25
Posts: 66  

Re: sources.list confusion.

golinux wrote:

Hear ye, hear ye intrepid Devuan users!!

Please use in your sources list with http NOT https.  It is a round-robin of all available Devuan package mirrors.
Finally . . . all Devuan mirrors pull from so please do not add extra load by using it in your sources.list.  Use the round-robin - - instead.


I made today a fresh install using the devuan_chimaera_4.0.0_amd64_netinstall.iso,
devuan_chimaera_4.0.0_amd64_netinstall.iso         12-Oct-2021 10:48    372M

My /etc/apt/sources.list contains 2 lines after the install

deb chimaera-security main contrib non-free
deb-src chimaera-security main contrib non-free

all other lines in the file point to

So this should be fixed, as it introduces confusion and additional load on my apt-proxy, which creates a new directory for this.
It should be fixed at least for daedalus.


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