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Old 03-10-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Ubuntu packages on Debian


Is there any reason I cannot download Ubuntu packages and install them on my Debian System (provided all dependencies are met ahead of time)?

Ubuntu has AMD64 packages for mythtv, debian does not.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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No, it's entirely doable. However, know that you may encounter problems that could be difficult to resolve (either now or in the future). Fortunately, you're in the right place for cut & paste jobs of various package system errors...

I say go ahead with it if you're not afraid of having things break temporarily.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 02:02 AM   #3
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Yea, try it out. Then post the error messages.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:46 AM   #4
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if you see the sources.list in debian it has either main, contrib,non-us or non-free packages,the sources for ubuntu comes under warty packages, not supported by debian. Hence if you try apt-get install it wont work.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 10:34 PM   #5
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I assume he was going to add ubuntu sources to his apt sources list first. He wanted to know if that'd work?

Did I read, assume, too much into the question?

I hate that when it happens.;-)

Steve
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:36 AM   #6
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Go ahead fatman, live on the edge
 
Old 03-13-2005, 05:14 PM   #7
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Actually I just downladed the debs directly from the unoffical Ubuntu packages site, and gave them the ol' "'dpkg -i".

A few dependencies were missing, but that was tidied up in short order - everything installed OK.

Still got problems with mythtv though - dont know how much conflict there is between the packaged mythtv and the compile from source I previously tried, gonna reformat and start anew (again)
 
Old 03-13-2005, 07:25 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by fatman
<<snip>>gonna reformat and start anew (again)
As easy as it is to purge all the packages from your machine, using aptitude or apt-get, why would you want to reformat and start over?

Maybe this will help.

http://www.geocities.com/dlou99/mythtv.html

Steve
 
Old 03-14-2005, 01:42 PM   #9
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well, one of the mythtv's on the machine was compiled from source (not trivial - takes longer to compile mythtv than my kernel), so i don't think it could be de-apt'ed. (how much does 'make clean' of a compilation from source remove - there would appear to be alot of changes to many files it would have to take care of)

Plus I like a nice clean machine. I am getting good at wiping at and starting fresh (not a trival execise to put Debian Sarge on an AMD64 box running NVIDIA video card & mobo).
 
Old 03-14-2005, 04:29 PM   #10
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Hi fatman,

Got it.

I am running Sarge on a Sempron 2800. Very easy install. Haven't done the NVIDIA drivers yet though. I was actually considering installing Libranet because it automatically installs NVIDIA drivers. Everything has just been so smooth with Sarge, I hate the thought of wiping it off.

I just rec'd a Hauppauge Win-TV Go ($20 free shipping). Works great with tvtime in linux. Very easy to get working. I figured I'd use that Debian MythTV link I posted earlier and try a pvr.

What card are you using?

Good luck with your MythTV,
Steve
 
Old 03-14-2005, 09:55 PM   #11
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I've been using a Hauppauge 250 and ivytv. Complicated install, but no major issues.
The link you posted is a little stale, the respository in the directions has removed its woody packages - I think they only have unstable packages now.

Here's a link that helped me out http://wilson-stowe.com/family/mytht...aptureCards%22
If you have issues with anything NVIDIA (there were quite a few 'tricks' to get everything running), their Linux Support forum is full of helpful people. NVIDIA Linux Forum
 
  


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