PPA on Debian - sort of? Video

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Zill
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Re: PPA on Debian - sort of? Video

Postby Zill » 23 Jan 2014 20:29

Discussion about PPAs being installed on anything other than an Ubuntu system always make me uneasy! My concern is that too many newbies can misunderstand that these are not native to a Debian system and therefore can cause major problems.

While a knowledgeable Linux user may be able to successfully install (some!) PPAs on a Debian system, the techniques needed for this are not obvious to a newbie.

For example, this thread has already discussed apt-pinning. I suggest that apt-pinning is something very few newbies will even know about, let alone understand how to implement correctly.

As "SolydXK aims to be simple to use" I doubt that apt-pinning of Ubuntu packages is quite consistent with this policy!

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Re: PPA on Debian - sort of? Video

Postby kurotsugi » 24 Jan 2014 12:25

sorry, not exactly;
in the 2 examples that you give if you go to the supported releases you don't see debian anywhere but you see a lot of ubuntu releases
this ppa 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rebuntu16/other-stuff/ubuntu saucy main' is indeed for ubuntu but this one 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linrunner/tlp/ubuntu lucid main' is for debian. the repo address said 'lucid' but the truth is the developer use that one for for debian 6 or higher. http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-lin ... stallation


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