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    adding a hardy package to precise

    Could anyone give me a reply to this question: I would like to have Google gadgets added to my Precise(12.04) Operating System. Is this possible? There is only this ppa: ppa:googlegadgets/ppa located here: https://launchpad.net/~googlegadgets/+archive/ppa

    I would install them in synaptic:
    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/googlegadgets/ubuntu hardy main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/googlegadgets/ubuntu hardy main

    If I use command-line,
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:googlegadgets/ppa
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    I get a 404 error
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    Re: adding a hardy package to precise

    Seeing as to hardy is dead now, the 404 is apt.

    However, if you click on the package dropdown, below it will pop up a selection of files you might be able to download.
    (Where it says source and the ppa name is)

    Whether or not it will work on the newer versions of Ubuntu is unknown.

    Buyer beware though.
    Who knows how bad or messy the files are.
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    Re: adding a hardy package to precise

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    ...if you click on the package dropdown, below it will pop up a selection of files you might be able to download.
    (Where it says source and the ppa name is)
    there was googlegadgets! It wouldn't install though, because of broken packages, though those weren't really broken unless trying to install from the hardy ppa.

    Buyer beware though.
    Who knows how bad or messy the files are.
    Indeed!

    well researched, Deadflower
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    Re: adding a hardy package to precise

    Mixing packages from different Ubuntu releases is a great way to break your system.

    Different releases of Ubuntu are compiled using different versions of vital libraries. The resulting binaries may be incompatible with the different-version libraries.

    Don't do it...unless you have plenty of free time and want to learn a lot about troubleshooting and package management.

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    Re: adding a hardy package to precise

    @ian-weisser:]
    Different releases of Ubuntu are compiled using different versions of vital libraries. The resulting binaries may be incompatible with the different-version libraries.
    this was something I had to hear, as the other forum as a meta user I find this is a tongue in cheek question. Thanks for the heads up.
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