How to Enable Non-Free Packages Repository for Debian Stable-Testing-Unstable GNU/Linux Easy Guide

March 15, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Non-Free Packages on Debian GNU/Linux

The Linux Debian Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Enable the Apt/Aptitude Non-Free Packages Repository for Debian Wheezy-7/Jessie-8/Stretch-9 Based OSs.

With this Setup You will enable Both the Non-Free and the Contrib Packages that depend from the Former…

Enabling Debian Non-Free and Contrib Repo Packages - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Enabling Non-Free Packages on Debian -  Open Terminal
  2. Enabling Non-Free Apt Sources

    Edit the Debian source.list File:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    • For Debian Stable
      deb stable main contrib non-free
    • For Debian Testing
      deb testing main contrib non-free
    • For Debian Unstable
      deb unstable main contrib non-free

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

    Then Update Debian Sources with:

    sudo apt-get update

    And You are Ready to Install the Contrib and Non-Free Packages on Debian Based Systems!

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