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For debian or ubuntu or linux mint users, apt is a powerful tool to install program/package into their system. But in order to work properly, apt must be configured. Especially from where did it obtain software package.So you must edit your sources.list file that usually exists in /etc/apt directory.

APT can obtain software packages from many types of repository like web server, ftp server, file system or cd-rom. So, it’s your job to configure apt so that it knows where to download software packages. You can add many repository in single sources.list file. Maybe you want download software packages from ubuntu mirror site and CD, or maybe from many mirror. You can add each repository in a single line in sources.list file. Read the tutorial.