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  • This procedure will require a little bit of patience and a pinch of command line magic.
  • However not to worry, since the instructions are fairly clear.
Introduction

Our central IT department runs a mirror of the Ubuntu software on a server on campus so that you can save money on software updates via the internet.

Follow the procedure below to setup your computer to use the campus software servers.

Step 1

Type CTL+ALT+t on the keyboard. A terminal will open. Move it to a handy corner of your screen.

Step 2

Select all of the text below by holding down the left-button of your mouse and dragging along all of the following text.

gksudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list-backup
  1. Release the left-button and then right-click on the selection.
  2. Select the "Copy" function from the drop down menu.
  3. In the open terminal, right-click on the blinking cursor and select "Paste".
  4. Now press the "Enter" key on the keyboard.
  5. Enter your password in the pop-up.
Step 3

Select all of the text below by holding down the left-button of your mouse and dragging along all of the following text.

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  1. Release the left-button and then right-click on the selection.
  2. Select the "Copy" function from the drop down menu.
  3. In the open terminal, right-click on the blinking cursor and select "Paste".
  4. Now press the "Enter" key on the keyboard.
Step 4

Delete all of the contents in the opened file.

Step 5

Select all of the text below by holding down the left-button of your mouse and dragging along all of the following text.

# Local Stellenbosch Campus Mirrors
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/ubuntu precise-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

# Mirror of Ubuntu partner and Medibuntu repositories
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/mirrors/3dpartyubuntu/partner/ precise partner
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/mirrors/3dpartyubuntu/medibuntu/ precise free non-free
# Original Ubuntu partner and Medibuntu repositories
#deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
#deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free
  1. Release the left-button and then right-click on the selection.
  2. Select the "Copy" function from the drop down menu.
  3. In the open file, right-click and select "Paste".
  4. Save the file and close gedit.
Step 6

Now close the terminal.

Step 7

Update your software. You are done.

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