How to use my Dotdeb mirror

I've provided a public Dotdeb[1] mirror since early 2014 but I didn't write about it on my primary blog, or on this blog. So here are the instructions on how to use my mirror. You will see that using my mirror, or any Dotdeb mirror, is very simple:

You will want to add the main repository to your sources.list. This varies depending on your distribution, it is either Jessie, Wheezy or Squeeze. You can find out by issuing cat /etc/os* which should yield something along the lines of this:

root@streicher:~# cat /etc/os*  
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"  
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"  
VERSION="8 (jessie)"  

If you're running Debian 8 (Jessie) you'll want to add these two lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb jessie all  
deb-src jessie all  

I mirror Dotdeb packages for Wheezy and Squeeze too.

The last step is to fetch and install the GnuPG key:

sudo apt-key add dotdeb.gpg  

That's it. Enjoy!


[1] Dotdeb is an extra repository providing up-to-date packages for your Debian servers. You can find out more information by visiting the official Dotdeb web page, here.

[2] You can also use this bash script to install the Dotdeb repository on your Debian based machine: