Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have installed Debian 6.0.4 and I wanted to install software from repositories. But there are missing packages. So, as I used to be a Ubuntu user, I though I could use Ubuntu's repositories. After i've installed the list from http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/, i tried to install some software. But I get some alerts about untrusted sources.

Is it a wise decision to install Ubuntu related software to Debian?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

While theoretically it might work, it can cause problems when Debian and Ubuntu have different versions of packages; also, it can cause breakage when doing apt-get dist-upgrade if critical packages (like kernel, glibc etc...) are replaced.

share|improve this answer
    
thanks. i've also noticed that installing almost any ubuntu software from ubuntu repositories requires aditional ubuntu libraries. –  machineaddict Mar 28 '12 at 6:02

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.