non-ubuntu packages (was Firefox and gnome dependencies

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Tue Apr 5 16:23:05 UTC 2005

<quote who="Derek Broughton">

> OK, I understand that, but does anybody have a good idea how to get debian
> packages that are _not_ available in Ubuntu.  Specifically, right now I'm
> doing Tomcat development, and Tomcat doesn't appear to be available in
> Ubuntu.  I don't want to pick up debian versions of packages that have
> corresponding Ubuntu versions, but I want to be able to get other packages
> from Sarge.  Would pinning help?  (I borked my installation last time I
> tried to work with pinning, but I guess I _should_ be able to figure it
> out :-) ).

Check the build logs:

I'd strongly discourage mixing packages from different distros/repos. It's
as bad as mixing between Debian branches, if not more so.

- Jeff

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