Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Jun 2005 08:43 UTC, submitted by george
Debian and its clones A configuration mistake in the new Debian Linux distribution has forced a fix less than 24 hours after the software was released. "New installs [of Debian 3.1 from CD and DVD] will not get security updates by default," said Debian developer Colin Watson in an e-mail warning. Installations from floppy disks or network servers were not affected.
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RE: Advice for Debian Newbies
by directhex on Wed 8th Jun 2005 09:09 UTC

Actually, the commented out line (according to points to testing/updates

The corrected entry in sources.list should read:

deb stable/updates main contrib non-free

drop the contrib and non-free if you don't use them