Should I add this Repo?

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Oct 26 12:59:24 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 13:31 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 14:22 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >
> Mixing Debian packages with Ubuntu is a very bad idea, as has been
> discussed on the list and elsewhere many, many times. Ubuntu is based on
> Debian, but it is NOT binary-compatible.

Debian packages most certainly ARE binary-compatible with Ubuntu.
Usually they will install and run just fine. I've installed lots of

Perhaps you meant to say "Ubuntu is based on Debian, but is not the same
as Debian".

It IS true that you shouldn't use alien packages unless you know what
you are doing. You need to be able to deal with the problems that may
arise when packages not intended for Ubuntu are installed on Ubuntu.

I.e., the advice was good, the reason was wrong ;-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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