Add Debian 10 Buster Official repositories to sources.list

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After installation of Debian 10 from DVD, my system couldn’t be updated or any package installed as the sources.list was referring to DVD mount store as packages repository. I had to manually update sources.list file with the correct list of URLs where packages can be downloaded from and security updates location.

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In this guide, we will see how you can add Official Debian 10 apt repositories to the sources.list file.

For Debian 11 refer to guide in the link below:

Here is how my old file looked like.

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Buster_ - Official Snapshot amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190527-04:04]/ buster contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Buster_ - Official Snapshot amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190527-04:04]/ 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

updated the file using the commands below.

sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list<deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main

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

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

See below screenshot.

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When done, update your APT index.

$ sudo apt update
Hit:1 http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
63 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.

Upgrade your system packages.

sudo apt upgrade -y

Try install other packages, e.g my compulsory list comprises of:

sudo apt install bash-completion wget curl vim telnet -y

You now have correct sources.list file on your Debian 10 system. Install your favorite work tools to best delivery.

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