Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to create a sources.list which uses one fast mirror.
So I run netselect-apt. There comes in my first question: Does netselect-apt use ping or traffic-speed? I trust that result and for example the fastest server seems to be "mirror.de.leaseweb.net/debian/"

Now I would edit my sources.list. And I got it like that:

deb http://linux-mint.froonix.org/ debian main upstream import deb
http://mirror.de.leaseweb.net/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.de.leaseweb.net/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

So does that make sense? And can I set my fast mirror for the security updates? Or could I use the mint server for everything? One server for all? But I found out the leaseweb server is a PUSH-secondary server. As I guess, that means it's always up-to-date. But the mint server won't be always up to date? Or is it a push server? And what means "Comment: DFN"?

share|improve this question
    
Woah! That's quite a few questions there. What is your basic question? –  terdon Mar 13 '13 at 14:31
    
I would appreciate an answer on all my questions. But my main request is to explain how my sources.list should look like. –  Peter I Mar 13 '13 at 17:39

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.