Understanding Ubuntu’s sources.list File

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The first field denotes the type of package provided by the repository. On Debian and Ubuntu, you’ll find one of these two archive types: deb and deb-src. By default, Ubuntu disables the repositories that provide deb-src packages. The second field is reserved for the repository URL. This URL points to the server that stores all the package files along with the database.

As you might already know, repositories are responsible for providing packages to the users on Linux. Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions use the sources.list file to keep a record of all the repositories present on a system. The sources.list file contains repository details, with each uncommented line representing a separate repository

 

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