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programs not in repo?

Postby TechDragon on Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:20 pm

Say I want the new version of wine? Can I go to wines website and download the ubuntu 7.10 version? Can I add the ubuntu repo to my downloader?

Will any Ubuntu 7.10 program work on mint?
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Re: programs not in repo?

Postby AncientPC on Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:04 pm

As long as the program doesn't conflict with a new feature in Mint, it will probably run just fine (e.g. Wine).
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Re: programs not in repo?

Postby foggytown on Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:28 pm

HI,
I am going to attempt an answer from the vantage of my less-than-perfect knowledge--someone correct me if I'm wrong.

You can install newer versions of programs, but it may cause dependency issues later on. However, if you install the new Mint every time it is released then you are formatting your hard drive every 6 months and you shouldn't have any problems.

As to your final question, any Ubuntu 7.10 app should work on Mint--but there may be exceptions... But I've never found one...

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