[Nottingham] apt-sources question (apologies I'm stupid)

Bunter Matthew nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jul 17 12:59:00 2003


I'm running a distribution called Libranet, version 2.8, which is Debian =
based. I asked this same question on the Libranet mailing list last =
night with no replies so hopefully the Nottingham LUG will come to my =

I'd like to know from the Debian based users what their apt sources file =
looks like. This is due to performance issues connecting to the US =
(these being the default in the supplied Libranet apt sources file).

Now the dumb part : I've got apache installed and I need to compile php =
(I'm following a book that requires php to be compiled with apxs =
support). To do this I have to install apache-devel. So the question is =
will apt-get automatically 'get' the correct version of apache-devel for =
the version of apache I'm using? Or do I need to specify the version. =
Apparently Libranet uses debs from stable, testing and unstable so this =
is just so I can get my head around where apt is getting from. Apologies =
if this is confusing - I'm just getting used to apt myself.