Debian apt sources vs. Ubuntu apt sources

Torsten Curdt tcurdt at
Mon Sep 27 13:44:49 UTC 2004

> 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?

Well, for some things you *have* to do it currently AFAIK

...mplayer e.g.


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