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Re: distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 05:45:14AM -0400, chris roddy wrote:
> >  
> Ubuntu uses Debian's software packaging technology, the Advanced 
> Packaging Tool (APT). Their installation system is also (or at least was 
> at one time) derived from Debian's installer. The two distributions 
> maintain their own separate software repositories. Mixing packages from 
> the two distributions is not advisable and would have unpredictable (and 
> almost certainly undesirable) effects.

I've heard that they are just compatible enough to lull you into a sense 
of security until things fall apart.  Don't mix them.

-- hendrik

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