Debian apt sources vs. Ubuntu apt sources

Torsten Curdt tcurdt at
Mon Sep 27 22:42:00 UTC 2004

Markus Kolb wrote:
> On 27.09.2004 15:44, Torsten Curdt wrote:
>>> 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.
> That's not an Debian repository.

True ...but the packages were build for Debian.
I guess that's the point, isn't it?

> And you need not to add the marillat repository to sources.list. 
> Download the needed packages and install them with dpkg -i ...

Why is that any better??


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