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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, 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?

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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.

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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

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