Problems with sources.list?

  • How to change sources in your sources.list

    OpenMediaVault 0.5 or higher

    This little tutorial describes how to change your sources in your sources.list file.
    Attn: You usually should not need to edit this file! Please only edit them if a mod / well known user says that you should do it!

    ATTENTION: Debian 8 (codename Jessie) was release on the 25th of April 2015. This release is the current stable cycle. The sources generator hasn't moved Wheezy to oldstable. So a sources.list with stable value can push your server to Debian 8. OMV DOESN'T WORK WITH DEBIAN JESSIE YET. SO PLEASE EDIT THE VALUE OF stable TO wheezy WHEN COPYING THE sources.list to your server.

    How to start

    Go to Debian Sources List Generator and

    • Select your country
    • Select Wheezy in "Select your release"
    • Select your architecture depending in your OMV-Installation: 32- or 64-bit


    • Main
    • Contrib
    • Non-free
    • Security
    • Updates

    Optional: Include source files
    Don't select any 3rd Party Repos!

    Click Generate sources.list

    In the new opened window, select the new sources.list and copy it to the clipboard. Then login to OMV via SSH and do
    cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak to make a backup of your current sources.list
    nano /etc/apt/sources.list to edit
    Shift+Insert to insert the copied sources.list from the Debian Sources Generator
    Ctrl+O to save
    Ctrl+X to exit nano
    omv-update to update sources.list and check for updates

    Edit: This is how a sources.list should look for Debian Wheezy (oldstable)

    deb wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
    deb wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

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    version 0.1

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