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Old 11-04-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hi I m Krishna... 😃
Can I run ubuntu application in another flavor linux like backslash linux olaf???
 
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No. Mixing binary packages from different distros is a sure way to muck up your system. That is assuming they even use the same packaging system!

If you want to install something that isn't in your distro's repositories, you can download source code and build it locally.
 
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Since Backslash is based on Ubuntu, it might just be possible. Download the Ubuntu .deb file and then try the command
sudo dpkg -i /downloads/what's-its-name.deb
If all is well, the package will be installed, otherwise one of two things will happen:
1. the computer tells you it needs some library files and gets them from Backslash
2. the computer tells you it needs some library files and expects you to get them from Backslash
Not being a dpkg user, I can't tell you whether (1) or (2) will happen.

The thing not to do is to set up access to the Ubuntu repository and try to install things from that. Irying to use alien repositories can result in items from one overwriting items from the other and it's a terrible job to clean up the resulting mess!
 
  


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