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changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:52 pm
by dolphin_oracle
Due to circumstances beyond our control, mepis-deb.org no longer points to our repositories. Users who have been using MX linux for a while, especially those who are running or who have upgraded from MX15, may find that they are no longer receiving updates. This is likely because your apt sources are pointed at mepis-deb.org sites.

Luckily the solution is easy...change your sources to the mxlinux.org addresses! This handy command will do that for you.

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sudo sed -i 's/main.mepis-deb.org/mxrepo.com/' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*.list} 2>/dev/null


Just cut and paste and you should be good to go! And check out our wiki as well as mx-repo-manager for the full list of mirrors.

Mirror wiki

Or use mx-repo-manager to pick another repo. With the condition to have a relatively new version of it, if you haven't upgraded in a while you can get the deb from here:
64 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... _amd64.deb
32 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... 1_i386.deb

Thanks!

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:03 pm
by Adrian
Or use mx-repo-manager to pick another repo. With the condition to have a relatively new version of it, if you haven't upgraded in a while you can get the deb from here:
64 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... _amd64.deb
32 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... 1_i386.deb

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 pm
by arjaybe
dolphin_oracle wrote:

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sudo sed -i 's/main.mepis-deb.org/mxrepo.com/' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*.list} 2>/dev/null


Just cut and paste and you should be good to go! And check out our wiki as well as mx-repo-manager for the full list of mirrors.

Mirror wiki

Or use mx-repo-manager to pick another repo. With the condition to have a relatively new version of it, if you haven't upgraded in a while you can get the deb from here:
64 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... _amd64.deb
32 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... 1_i386.deb

Thanks!

My MX-15 install worked with mx-repo-manager, but MX-14 didn't. However, MX-14 worked with the command.

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:41 pm
by kmathern
arjaybe wrote:
dolphin_oracle wrote:

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sudo sed -i 's/main.mepis-deb.org/mxrepo.com/' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*.list} 2>/dev/null


Just cut and paste and you should be good to go! And check out our wiki as well as mx-repo-manager for the full list of mirrors.

Mirror wiki

Or use mx-repo-manager to pick another repo. With the condition to have a relatively new version of it, if you haven't upgraded in a while you can get the deb from here:
64 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... _amd64.deb
32 deb: https://github.com/MX-Linux/mx-repo-man ... 1_i386.deb

Thanks!

My MX-15 install worked with mx-repo-manager, but MX-14 didn't. However, MX-14 worked with the command.

The mx-repo-manager package isn't in the MX-14 repo's (as far as I know), and it's Qt5 dependencies might be a problem with MX-14.

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:52 pm
by Adrian
The mx-repo-manager package isn't in the MX-14 repo's (as far as I know), and it's Qt5 dependencies might be a problem with MX-14.

Yes, I didn't build it for MX-14. it also won't handle the MX-14 repos correctly -- not even sure if all the mirrors provide repos for MX-14 either.

But while MX-14 is still supported with security updates, it was released more than 3 years ago and we had in the meantime 2 releases and a couple of dot releases, if the computer can run MX-16 I highly recommend to update at some point.

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:31 pm
by timkb4cq
Adrian wrote: ...not even sure if all the mirrors provide repos for MX-14 either.

Yes, if they sync from iso.mxrepo.com they do, as well as all the Community M12 packages.
Warren's MEPIS 11 & 12 repos, however, are only available at nl.mxrepo.com.

At some point we will need to consider removing those from the mirrors and just have the archives on one server as is already the case with the M7 through M11 Community packages.

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:20 pm
by arjaybe
Adrian wrote:
The mx-repo-manager package isn't in the MX-14 repo's (as far as I know), and it's Qt5 dependencies might be a problem with MX-14.

Yes, I didn't build it for MX-14. it also won't handle the MX-14 repos correctly -- not even sure if all the mirrors provide repos for MX-14 either.

But while MX-14 is still supported with security updates, it was released more than 3 years ago and we had in the meantime 2 releases and a couple of dot releases, if the computer can run MX-16 I highly recommend to update at some point.

I'm using MX-16.1, but have kept my 15 and 14 installs up to date as well. I hope the information that the repos can be updated for 14 will be useful to someone.

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:02 pm
by MX-16_fan
@dolphin_oracle:

dolphin_oracle wrote:(...)Luckily the solution is easy...change your sources to the mxlinux.org addresses! This handy command will do that for you.

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sudo sed -i 's/main.mepis-deb.org/mxrepo.com/' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*.list} 2>/dev/null


Just cut and paste and you should be good to go!


That doesn't seem to be the solution under all circumstances. I did exactly as advised, and here's what I get from that:

1) In "mx.list" section I have a "deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/ mx15 test" (this is probably just as it should be).
2) In the "mxtestrepotemp.list" I have the same entry. So it now doesn't point to the mepis-deb server any more, but I guess that the whole "mxtestrepotemp.list" is superfluous, plus you probably won't want double entries.

I tested that on a brand new 16.1 system.

How do I tidy up this mess? EDIT: Found it out. Removed the text file named "mxtestrepotemp.list" from /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and rebooted. Now the akward "temporary" section is gone. Maybe you'd wish to edit your original posting, adding this step.

Greetings, Joe

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:46 pm
by dolphin_oracle
I would but its a different problem. some process, probably the older mx-test-repo-installer, added that repo entry during an install, and then something happened and the file wasn't cleaned up. My answer for the original question about the expired repo address stands, but your answer about what to do about duplicate entries is a good one.

Re: changes to repos: mepis-deb.org is gone

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 am
by tuk0z
dolphin_oracle's post saves my day or rather, the main desktop in our local DIY house wich has MX 16.1 installed last June.
For some reason it's the first time I've found this post. Had been looking for a GPG update post like here. Now look at this massive update; almost seems we're on Arch Linux:

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Current status: 158 updates [+123], 42489 new [+847].
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