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Ubuntu repository (SOLVED)

Postby bfantinatti on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:08 pm

Hi guys!
I'm using Mint 12, and I need to install a program which is avaliable on ubuntu 10.04 repository (or 9.10 - I dont know exactly).
But the question is: Is there a way to add on my source list the repositories for other version of Ubuntu, like 10.04 or 9.10?
I tried to add the adress of this repository, but when I refresh the list, an error message appears saying that the repository is not avaliable anymore.

Any body knows what can I do to add an old repository?
Thank you :D
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Re: Ubuntu repository

Postby mank_in on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:50 am

What is the program you are need?
you cannot add older repository to newer release. It required dependencies with different file version.
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Re: Ubuntu repository

Postby nomko on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:11 am

If you tell us which program you wnat to add, we can maybe find a PPA for it which you can add to your source.list.

And like mankin already said: it's better not adding older program's to newer Mint releases due to file version conflicts and/or naming.
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Re: Ubuntu repository

Postby bfantinatti on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:44 pm

Hi guys, I solved the problem today. Maybe not through the best way, but did work.
The program I wanted is ManDVD. It is in karmic repositories.
I edited the sources.list and added as follows:

In my sources.list there is some lines related to my version of mint:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric

So I copied and replaced oneiric for karmic which is the version that contain the ManDVD.
Then updated, and installed mandvd.

Luckly it worked. Then, after install mandvd, I deleted from the sources.list lines related to karmic, and updated again.
Now I have the sources.list as before, but with ManDVD installed.
There was no issue concerning dependencies during installation, at least with this package. :D

I have a question: Can I add newer repository on a older version of Mint? Example: I'm running mint 12. Can I add a Mint 14 repository? Which kind of problem may I have?

Thank you guys!
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Re: Ubuntu repository

Postby nomko on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:44 am

bfantinatti wrote:I have a question: Can I add newer repository on a older version of Mint? Example: I'm running mint 12. Can I add a Mint 14 repository? Which kind of problem may I have?


No, best is not adding newer repo's to older Mint versions due to conflicts between fileversions and/or names. Always use the repository which is ment for your Mint version.
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Re: Ubuntu repository

Postby xenopeek on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:10 am

I'd try to avoid that; doing it like that might force a downgrade of other packages if the package you are trying to install depends explicitly on an older version of some package than the one installed on your Linux Mint. I'd instead just download the .deb file for the package that you want. You can search for packages here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/. For example ManDVD is in the Lucid repository, so you could download the .deb file from here http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/mandvd and then double-click the downloaded file to install it.
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