Why there are more sources repos on my raspbian wheezy?

They are /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collabora.list.

For what are they needed?


3 Answers 3


Collabora has improved software for the foundation under contract. They implemented Hardware acceleration inside Webkit (for Ephiphany) and did work on a Wayland desktop called Maynard.

It makes sense that they run an extra repository with the improved versions.

Sources :

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    And do you know why they don't have jessie repo?
    – Lucho
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 23:27

As the directory would suggest, those are the list of "sources" from which apt-get will pull applications from. etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list lists the official repos, and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collabora.list appears to be an official mirror.

  • I think I collabora is just libre office stuff. If you look inside the file, you should find an http address that you can browse to find out what's in the repo.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Dec 23, 2015 at 20:24
  • @goldilocks: I don't have that file, but from a quick google search listed it as an official mirror. That would make sense though since I don't have LibreOffice installed.
    – Jacobm001
    Commented Dec 23, 2015 at 20:25
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    @Jacobm001: I have done a wheezy to jessie upgrade and the collabora source breaks with jessie.
    – Lucho
    Commented Dec 23, 2015 at 21:11

In addition to the individual files in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list files that Jacobm001 refers to, the "master" file in /etc/apt/sources.list is also used - it pre-dates the "individual repository file in a sub-directory" format that Debian (and thus Raspbian) now uses, and will probably have at least a reference to a mirrordirector.raspbian.org source which actually redirects requests to a local mirror for you.

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