What is going on

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Apr 21 10:12:05 UTC 2009

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 05:47:55 -0400 John Vivirito <gnomefreak at gmail.com> 
>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.

No. While we aim for source commonality, binary compatibility is not even a 
goal, let alone a promised feature.

Scott K

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