I've added certain applications form repos that are targeted for Ubuntu rather than Debian without a problem so far. So I can't see why Chromium would be any different. You can find the PPA for Ubuntu daily builds of the Chromium browser here:
So far the few programs I've added from Ubuntu related PPAs have installed and worked fine. I have a feeling that since the directory hierarchy for Debian and Ubuntu is basically the same I expect most 3rd party programs for either distro to install without too much of a problem. However, system components, modules, system files and such that are directly related to the OS itself (such as Ubuntu's Hardware Drivers
module for a gross example) I wouldn't expect to be at all compatible. Any corrections to my theory here are welcome of course.
Let me know if it works.
- You can download an older version (6.* vs 7.*) of the Chromium from the sid repos via this page:
I wouldn't advise actually replacing the Testing repo with the sid repo as they suggest at the top of the page but you can download individual .deb files at the bottom of the page (i386, amd64). I haven't tried this mind you so I don't know if it actually works or not.
What i will post is valid for Debian.
I don't know if it is valid for Linux Mint Debian.
a)In general it is not a very good idea to add applications targeted at Ubuntu on a Debian system
(for some it might work, for some it doesn't, it might work for a while and then it might suddenly make trouble).
People who know what they are doing might do it, besides that it is not recommended.
b) In case one really needs application from Debian unstable (aka sid ) there is one recommended way. It is nice and easy, and it will save trouble:
c) If there are applications one think one can't live without there is still the option to compile them from source:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php? ... 76&start=0
Debian is a rock solid distribution with tons of apps. I can't think of a single application which is so important that i would give up the stablity Debian offers.
Same seems to be valid for the Mint version of Debian. I wouldn't bork it by adding questionable third-party repos or deb's, by compiling from source or by mixing it with unstable or upgrade to unstable (though, like said, the last two points are recommended ways of doing it. They are still operations of sweaty hands).
Once the freeze of testing is over apps will arrive quite fast in testing from unstable. Don't get used to bad habits only cause Debian is in the freeze atm.
Like said: that was the Debian point of view which might differ from the Linux-Mint-Debian point of view.