gotjazz wrote:rhY wrote:I don't know, I'm kind of a noob. I'm getting this error in :Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. as well, so as you can see .deb isn't as functional as I think you could have it. Maybe I just set something up wrong, but at any rate, they weren't listed in the "Search" menu, and the rest of the OS works so well, I'm getting lazy.
Nice job team.
uhm that just means the repo was down - but why did you add getdeb to lmde? not a good idea imho.
@rhY Just to explain the point in more detail, getDeb is for Ubuntu, and Ubuntu and Debian are no longer the same thing. Just because Ubuntu is based on a snapshot of Debian does not make them compatible, Ubuntu marches to it's own beat. Some packages can be cross installed, but Ubuntu is compiled for a different set of library versions and usually contains a lot of stuff from SID and Experimental. If you try and install Ubuntu packages in Debain Testing you will occasionally be successful but mostly will run the risk of borking you system and often they simply will refuse to install because dependencies cannot be satisfied. Same problem with Ubuntu PPAs, they are a fast track to stuffing up a Debian system.
If you want to continue with LMDE then leave the Ubuntu stuff behind and embrace the Debian way.