Should I add this Repo?

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Oct 26 13:28:46 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 14:09 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 23:59 +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> > Debian packages most certainly ARE binary-compatible with Ubuntu.
> Since when? They are only rarely, i.e., immediately after a sync with
> Debian, early in development of a new Ubuntu version.

Binary compatibility between two platforms means that the exact same
executable image (binary) will execute on both platforms.

Debian and Ubuntu ARE most definitely binary compatible with each other.
If they were not, then NO Debian package would EVER work on Ubuntu.

Binary compatibility isn't the whole story though, which is why people
shouldn't use packages from one distro in any other distro unless they
know what they are doing.

> I meant what I wrote

You meant what you wrote, but what you wrote wasn't what you meant :-)

Regards, K.

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

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