Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Debian repo in sidux

Hi! I want to install compiz but sidux doesn't support it, so is it possible to add the debian main contrib and non-free repo n sidux and install them?
Old 08-03-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Gordonsville-AKA Mayberry-Virginia
Distribution: PocketWriter/MinimalX
Posts: 5,087

Rep: Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338
That's the first thing I did

from the manual here

Sidux is pretty cool huh?
Old 08-03-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yes it is! So compiz works in sidux installed from lenny?
Old 08-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,194

Rep: Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182
Originally Posted by lisa86 View Post
Yes it is! So compiz works in sidux installed from lenny?
Lenny is the "stable" branch of Debian. Sidux is based on Sid, the "unstable" branch. Therefore, Sidux uses much newer versions of packages/applications than Lenny.

For example, Compiz is version 0.7.6-7 in Lenny and 0.8.2-6 in Sid.

You should not "install from Lenny" if you are using Sidux.

Hope that helps clear things up.
Old 08-04-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,734
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 462Reputation: 462Reputation: 462Reputation: 462Reputation: 462
Debian sid repo should already be in your sources.list. Although you might need to add contrib non-free


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sidux vs. Debian sid giraf Debian 16 12-15-2008 05:10 PM
LXer: Installing Sidux (Debian Sid) on Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad X61s LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-15-2007 03:31 AM
Debian Sid / Sidux and Automatix2 question. brjoon1021 Debian 1 05-07-2007 12:12 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration