Reply to comment

managing *.list files

I'm still looking for a primer on managing the various .list files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ - I had an os.list that was kind of old, and things were 404ing for my RHEL4 system (that weren't when I set it up originally). I did an apt-get upgrade (with source info from and got told of an os.list.rpmnew, which had newer links to I'm in the middle of another update/upgrade now, with the commented out, and the entries for's os/, updates/, and extras/ enabled. (and golly, what's "fasttrack/"?)

Is that what I really want? Should I leave in there too?

Something that presented this in an FAQ or other conventional wisdom would be great!


Please refrain from adding URLs to unrelated or commercial websites. This site is moderated and comments with inappropriate links are rejected. Thank you for your understanding.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options