Devuan bug report logs - #158
jessie: wrong/unnecessary info in /etc/sources.list

Package: apt; Maintainer for apt is Andreas Messer <>;

Reported by: Michael Siegel <>

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: jessie

Done: fsmithred <>

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From: Michael Siegel <>
Subject: jessie: wrong/unnecessary info in /etc/sources.list
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:11:37 +0100
Package: apt
Severity: normal

In the standard /etc/sources.list file created during the installation
of Devuan jessie (I used the i386 netinstall image.), the apt lines for
the jessie-security repository are preceded by the following line of text:

  # jessie-security, previously known as 'volatile'

This is not correct (probably a copy-and-paste error) and should be
omitted. (I've had a look at sources.list on Debian jessie (8.7). The
line doesn't exist there.)

"Previously known as 'volatile'" applies to jessie-updates, as is
correctly stated in the line preceding that repository's apt lines:

  # jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
  deb jessie-updates main
  deb-src jessie-updates main

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From: fsmithred <>
Subject: close 158
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 12:51:42 -0400

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