Debian Woody -> Ubuntu Dapper?

Derek Broughton news at
Sat Apr 22 14:58:22 UTC 2006

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 11:29 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> This "Ubuntu is not Debian" mantra is getting old.
>> For all the parts that really matter, here, Ubuntu _is_ Debian.
> Library dependencies and gcc versions don't matter? You can get into
> nasty dependency issues. They would be possible to resolve with careful
> use of apt-get -f install and dpkg --force-*, but not recommended
> without knowledge of the dpkg/apt
Of course they matter.  And when packages are properly built, library
dependencies are handled properly.

>>  There's no
>> reason to assume that you would get broken packages _going to
>> breezy_.
> When I sidegraded from woody to warty or hoary (can't remember), I had

True.  And then a great deal of effort went into ensuring that, in future,
Ubuntu packages would always have version numbers greater than the
corresponding Debian ones.


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