Mixing Repositories ...

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Mar 17 14:51:23 UTC 2006

Christian Eichert wrote:

> What I whould like is to see the Debian Icon on Ubuntu Synaptic next to
> the debian Packages as well. So I can imediatly see what Package it is.

I don't know how that's done.  It would be nice, but... 

> In other words it whould be nice if Ubuntu whould stop using any trick
> they now to prevent people from installing Debian packages.
> Never forget where you are coming from.

That's quite a leap!  There are no tricks to prevent you installing Debian
packages - however, it would save people a lot of grief if there were. 
It's generally pretty unsafe to be mixing those packages if you don't know
what you're doing...
> Every time I try to install something that is not "Ubuntu-branded" I
> need to make a lot of worarounds and I loose a lot of time.

...my point precisely.
> I tried to install kernel 2.6.15-1 from Debian. I succeded at least but
> it took me a half of day. It is just for you to know.
> I am very mad on Ubuntu because of this habbits.

Are you nuts??  Why do you think Ubuntu provides its own kernels? Why do you
think Debian provides its own kernels? Just because Ubuntu's roots are in
Debian doesn't mean that you can blithely expect Debian packages to work. 
Ubuntu packagers go to a lot of work to make sure that _their_ packages
work with Ubuntu.  Debian packagers, quite rightly, don't make _any_
attempt to make sure their packages work with Ubuntu.  You might just as
well get mad at Debian "because of this habbits."

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