2009
11.25

If you’re still on Debian Sarge, Woody or Potato you (seriously) might want to consider an upgrade. But if, for some stupid reason, you can’t it would be nice to still have the repositories available. This is where the Debian Archive Repository comes in handy. Using it is quite simple:

And this is how your sources.list may look like:

#
# sarge
#
deb     http://archive.debian.org/debian/                               sarge           main contrib non-free
deb-src http://archive.debian.org/debian/                               sarge           main contrib non-free

#
#  updates
#
deb     http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/debian-security/       sarge/updates   main contrib non-free
deb-src http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/debian-security/       sarge/updates   main contrib non-free

#
# backports
#
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/backports.org              sarge-backports main contrib non-free

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  1. Mischa ter Smitten

    Thanks! Saved my life!

  2. Mischa ter Smitten

    Works for lenny too, thanks.

  3. Mischa ter Smitten

    Works even for Woody 🙂

  4. Mischa ter Smitten

    Thanks!

  5. Mischa ter Smitten

    I won’t say it saved my life, but it saved at least a bunch of attempts to update this old Sparcstation 5 that was powered on for the last time in 2005. Thanks! 🙂