FIle created by APT, an Advanced Package Tool used to manage applications; holds a list of package sources that software can be downloaded from; contains information detailing the archive type indicating whether it contains binary or source packages.
The LIST file typically follows this format:
deb http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3
deb-src http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3
The first word of each line notifies the archive type:
- deb means that it holds a binary package.
- deb-src means that it holds a source package.
NOTE: The APT tool is found within the Debian operating system.
Common LIST Filenames:
/etc/apt/sources.list - The default Debian file containing information where software can be downloaded from.