[SOLVED]Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatible ?

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[SOLVED]Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatible ?

Postby rs7000 » 2017-05-13 17:22

I have some packages from Ubuntu 16.04. Can I install them into Jessie or Stretch ? How to know ?
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Re: Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatible ?

Postby dasein » 2017-05-13 17:30

If you have to ask, do NOT attempt. You risk catastrophic breakage.

If you want to see what can happen if you ignore this advice, look here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=114130

If you want Ubuntu, then run Ubuntu. But don't confuse Debian with Ubuntu; they are not the same.
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Re: Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatible ?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-05-13 17:33

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Re: Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatible ?

Postby arochester » 2017-05-13 17:38

Which packages?
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Re: [SOLVED]Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatib

Postby rs7000 » 2017-05-13 17:44

Thanks guys.
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Re: Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatible ?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-13 17:47

Some are compatible, especially if they aren't compiled binaries, but are just graphics (icon themes) or programs written in scripting languages such as Python or Perl. But it's still going to be a crapshoot. The better option is to rebuild the packages on Debian from the debianized source. Failing the skill and the will to do that, you can try installing them with gdebi in order to minimize the chance of breakage, but have your system backup ready to restore (you do always backup your system, amiright? :) )
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Re: [SOLVED]Which versions of Ubuntu and Debian are compatib

Postby esp7 » 2017-05-13 19:53

compile yourself and cleanly install with checkinstall as deb packages to allow easy uninstall overtime. never install other distro packages
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