[Nottingham] Debian vs Ubuntu

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Jul 20 14:07:41 BST 2006

On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 05:20:04AM -0700, James Dobson wrote:
> I understand it ubuntu is a derivative of debian thus
> it's entirely possible that they take the same deb
> pacakges and just repackage them...

Ubuntu do align themselves to Debian Unstable periodically - around the time
of an Ubuntu release. They then move away from the debian release in a
different direction, with the aim to converge again at the next Ubuntu

So there may be some differences between the release levels of individual
packages - and sometime major changes such as the transition to gcc4 or new
versions of libc. But on the whole from an operational point of view they're
very similar.

I run Ubuntu and Debian servers at home and treat them identically.


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