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How to add debian unstable packages (sid) into apt source.list

Open /etc/apt/source.list file and add following lines:

  • For slovak mirror server
deb http://ftp.antik.sk/debian/ sid main
deb-src http://ftp.antik.sk/debian/ sid main
  • or for debian site
deb http://ftp.debian.org sid main
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org sid main

or you may choose any mirror site close to you at debian mirror list  site. To check best availibility you may install netselect tool

apt-get install netselect

and check the best availibility using this tool

netselect -vv ftp.debian.org ftp.antik.sk
Running netselect to choose 1 out of 2 addresses.
.......................
ftp.antik.sk                             9 ms   7 hops   90% ok ( 9/10) [   17]
ftp.debian.org                          29 ms  12 hops   90% ok ( 9/10) [   70]
   17 ftp.antik.sk

Do not forget to run!!!

apt-get update

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