What is going on

John Vivirito gnomefreak at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 09:47:55 UTC 2009

On 04/20/2009 10:04 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> richard wrote:
>> In order to try and get Virtualbox up I reloaded 2.6.28-11 server,
>> reloaded virtualbox, it starts but borks staring the VM
>> I ran apt-get update, in case I had only had a part update.
>> and got this:-
>> apt-get: update
>> Get: http://ftp.debian.org sid/main Sources
>> Get: http://ftp.debian.org sid/contrib Sources
>> Get: http://ftp.debian.org sid/non-free Sources
> Why do you think that it's OK to use Debian (sid, no less) sources with
> Ubuntu?  And then, why would you think we could fix it.  Debian & Ubuntu
> are _largely_ compatible, but if mixing them breaks things, I'm afraid
> you're on your own.

Some of Debian and Ubuntu binaries can be incompatible with each other,
mainly do to depends and such. Mixing the 2 repos can cause problems.
As i recall we do not have support for Debian repos in Ubuntu, however
this might have changed but i have yet heard if it is supported or not.
>> so I checked the software sources
>> ALL the sources are now jaunty i386
> Except the ones that are Debian...  My bet is that you've checked
> the /etc/apt/sources.list, but not /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

"How can i get lost, if i have no where to go"
    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

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