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is this the right format:

http://mirror/debian/security squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

or this:

http://mirror/debian/security squeeze-updates main contrib non-free

squeeze/updates VS squeeze-updates (slash vs hypen).

I have seen both and the new debian sequeeze 6.0.2.1 seems to have the hypen version? Is this the new format? (Maybe I am wrong, it seems the current debian also has both, so they seem to be something different, who can explain it what the difference is.)

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Which is the right format depends on how the mirror you're connecting to is configured. Both of those formats are syntactically correct. It's a question of whether the mirror you're using uses squeeze/updates or squeeze-updates as the code name. Either could be used.

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The format used on all Debian installations I admin for is squeeze/updates, check for your local installation with man 5 sources.list.

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