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A. Pagaltzis pagaltzis@g...
Sun Nov 13 11:26:00 NZDT 2005


* Mathew Carley <mathewc@h...> [2005-11-12 21:45]:
> Firstly, I was trying to install it from the .deb package
> distributed on skype.com <http://skype.com>
> (skype_1.2.0.18-1_i386).

Ubuntu is not intentionally binary-compatible with Debian, for
very good reasons.

Sometimes Debian packages will work on Ubuntu, but that is only
coincidence.

If a package doesn’t work because it was made for Debian, not
Ubuntu, don’t even dream of installing other Debian packages to
make it run. You’ll tear up your system, but you won’t achieve a
working install.

Regards,
-- 
Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>




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