Can I use Debian DVD's to install on Ubuntu
Chris Debenham wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 14:54 +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 14:12 +1030, squareyes wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I have a 3 DVD set of Debian 4 "Etch", and was wondering if I can use
>>> them to
>>> install applications like Scribus, Inkscape etc. on Ubuntu 7.04 ?
>> No is the short answer.
>> Not safely, and without causing major long term issues is the longer
>>> I have friends who have Ubuntu running on machines with no Internet access,
>>> and thought if I could add the DVD's to their (mine too, have slow dial up)
>>> apt.sources list and use them as repositories. Would save them bringing
>>> their boxes here
>>> and installing via my slow dialup.
>>> Are there any problems that may rear their ugly heads.
>> yes. package conflicts of all sorts :/
> The best way to do what you are wanting is to download the Ubuntu 7.04
> dvd from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/7.04/release/
> Then you can use that one instead
> Ubuntu 7.10 DVD images are also available from that site.
many thanks, saved me from making a mess of 3 machines,
will check out the Ubuntu DVD.
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