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Re: No Public Key


On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 00:01 +1300, Greg John Goodsir wrote:
> I have been trying to add a repository from this site to Synaptic. I am
> using Ubuntu 7.10. When I add "deb http://ftp.wa.au.debian.org/debian
> sid main"

You can't [actually, you don't want to] mix packages from Debian and
Ubuntu (or any Debian based distribution).

Just one small example: A package foo version 1.0 for ubuntu may have a
small patch that isn't applied in Debian. Upgrading from
foo_1.0ubuntu.deb to Debian/Sid's foo1.1.deb may break that program (and
your system ;).
...Doing the other way around (Ubuntu on Debian) would be a bad idea
too, for the same reason.

Of course, you are welcome to install Debian on a separate partition !


BTW, this mailing list is mainly about Debian website. You can get help
installing Debian on the debian-user@... mailing list.

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