ubuntu vs debian

Tony tony.kruse at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 12:01:33 UTC 2004

I have been curious about this as well, as I particularly want to use
Ubuntu on a PPC ibook.  I have been pleasantly surprised so far.  I
had to modify my /etc/apt/sources.list to accept "universe restricted"
packages, but was able to load what I think would be a relatively
obscure package, GRAMPS, on PPC.  I know this is not a detailed
comparison, but it gives me some an indication of what to expect.

I would really like to see a "packages.debian.org" type access as well.


On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 13:49:16 +0200, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt at managesoft.com> wrote:
> ...probably not the first time this subject came
> up on this list.
> As a debian unstable user I am someone who likes
> to have the cutting edge, latest software versions.
> No problems if a new version breaks ...but I am
> sick of configuring stuff that after years and
> years of linux should just work out of the box.
> Maybe ubuntu to the rescue?
> ...I just a bit concerned about the availability
> of packages. Debian has a lot of maintainers.
> A lot of people/projects provide deb packages.
> ...for Debian.
> But AFAIU I should not mix ubuntu with the usual
> deb packages. What is the update schedule for
> ubuntu packages? What if I need something that
> is not in the "official" ubuntu sources list?
> Is there something like packages.debian.org for
> ubuntu?
> cheers
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