VaMPiRiC_CRoW wrote:The current version of Mint is compatible with Debian repositories?
you already messed with it and inserted Debian apt sources ... which is begging for problems. Debian, Ubuntu and Mint are different operating systems. Or to use a different analogy: both diesel and gasoline are used as fuel in car engines, the principle is even similar (fuel burns, produces gas ... motor moves car), and yet you can't fill gasoline into a diesel-powered car and diesel into a gasoline-powered car. If you do that your only achievement will be a horribly high bill from the mechanic who had to fix your ruined car. Same here.
Why oh why? Debian "Etch" is an entirely different distro with totally different version numbers and library versions. You don't fill gasoline into a vehicle with a diesel engine, right? And you don't fill diesel into a vehicle with a gasoline engine, right?
Never do that!! You cannot do "distro mixes" like that. Just because Mint is based on Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is based on Debian, doesn't mean that you can deliberately mix packages and repo sources.
You originally had the Debian repos enabled, therefore packages were installed that are totally incompatible with the Ubuntu system.
Sorensei wrote:Glad you like our favorite distro... welcome to the Mint community!
Sorensei wrote:A fresh install is the surest way for now, but usually Clem will give upgrade instructions for those who don't want to re-install. You'll need to follow them closely though, as it may be a bit tricky.
Sorensei wrote:I also prefer KDE, and Boo is doing his best to deliver a great edition. Porting MintApps takes time, and I'm eagerly awaiting the final KDE Daryna too... Same can be said for XFCE.
Sorensei wrote:Technically you can try... but you need to keep in mind that we have a "double mutation" from Debian, first to Ubuntu then to Mint, so if some packages will work, you also stand a good chance of breaking something. I'd advise looking in the Mint or Ubuntu repos first, and then installing from Debian at your own risk...
2. Can you put the same effort for XFCE and KDE Editions? A lot of people prefer these over Gnome, so I think that you will win a lot of new users...
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