Why need Debian?

Serg B. serg.belokamen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 15:41:32 UTC 2005

Debain sarge is what ubuntu generaly is I think, hence need Debian.

Also, Ubntu being a debian derivative for a desktop Debian is required
to basicaly avoid reinventing the wheel and keeping things consistant.
If not you will get something like Fedora to Mandrake to Suse (not sure
about Suse) almost the same, but also very different so all packages
need to be reimplemented pretty much.

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 14:07 +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> Hello,
> A few times I have statements in the ubuntu website that there can't
> be Ubuntu if there's no Debian. This statement seems to me like it's
> only relevant to Warty, but why should they continue taking debian
> sources, especially considering that Ubuntu's main is normally ahead
> of Debian's sid? Is it the avoidance of effort duplication or is a
> matter of maintaining compatibility or...?
> Thanks...

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