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Today I noticed that Debian 10 is released, however, I am unable to install terminator and vim as the packages are not found. sources.list was set to cdrom, but I changed it to network http://deb.debian.org/debian/ and commented cdrom.

Here is my sources.list content:

# 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 2$

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 2$

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# A network mirror was not selected during install.  The following entries
# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
# for your mirror of choice.
#
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib

any thoughts

thanks

2 Answers 2

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If you only added the plain URL, then your /etc/apt/sources.list is invalid.

An example sources.list for buster with the main, contrib and non-free repositories would be:

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free

Then run

apt-get update
apt-get install vim terminator

as root.

See https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

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  • Thank you for your answer, I added the content of my sources.list to the original post, however I am still unable to install vim and terminator.
    – elekgeek
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 7:27
  • You forgot to add the first line deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
    – Freddy
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 7:55
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I found what the problem was, the original sources.list is as follows:

#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190706-10:24]/ buster contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190706-10:24]/ buster contrib main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# A network mirror was not selected during install.  The following entries
# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
# for your mirror of choice.
#
# deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib

I should comment deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190706-10:24]/ buster contrib main line, also uncomment the last two lines, this is not enough, before buster-updates I should add buster, thanks to @Freddy for this tip, later on I noticed that the cdrom line contains buster:

#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190706-10:24]/ buster contrib main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.0.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190706-10:24]/ buster contrib main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# A network mirror was not selected during install.  The following entries
# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
# for your mirror of choice.
#
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster buster-updates main contrib
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster buster-updates main contrib

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