Debian apt sources vs. Ubuntu apt sources

Markus Kolb ubuntu-ml at
Mon Sep 27 12:41:20 UTC 2004

On 27.09.2004 14:09, Daniel McLean wrote:
> So is it ok to mix sources of should only ubuntu packages be used? what
> exactly is the difference?

There should be no Debian repositories in sources.list because of 
version mismatch.
A debian package could have a newer version number and so apt will 
update your Ubuntu package with the one from Debian and break things 
with other packages from Ubuntu.
So maybe it works, maybe you can break your system.
You have to know what you do.
On the other side if you have problems with such a mixed system you have 
no chance to get bug-support by Ubuntu and Debian. Both sides will tell 
you that you should not install a mixed system.

What do you need from Debian which is not in Ubuntu?


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