Debian APT sources

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Nov 30 21:08:43 UTC 2005

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 17:38:02 -0300
Marcio Carvalho <marweck at> wrote:

> s there any problem in adding the Debian oficial stable sources to my
> source.list???
Yes, there is /are problem(s)
Please don't do this :)

> I wish to get the lastest debian packages for some programs.

Unless you know *exactly* what you are doing, and how it will affect
your system and package dependencies, best not to do this.

Ubuntu has a 6 month release cycle, unlike Debian - at certain times,
for certain packages, using Debian packages will work. At other times,
with other packages, things will break in unexpected ways.

Debian stable is currently Sarge, which has been frozen for some
time. Ubuntu is way ahead of Sarge in most areas. Etch (testing) and
Sid (unstable) may or may not be compatible depending on the package.

Virtually anything available in Debian is also available in Ubuntu, if
you enable the universe and multiverse repositories.



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