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ubuntu27
April 15th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Like the tittles says, Mepis uses Ubuntu repositories.
It really susprised me when I found out by opening Synaptic Package Manager and going to Settings/Repositories

List of Repositories in Mepis

http://apt.mepis.org/mepis32-6.5/

http://apt.mepis.org/simply32-6.0/

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/


And it also uses Breezy and Dapper repositories mixed up together.

Hope nothing will break...

Adamant1988
April 15th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Warren may not produce the best distribution on the planet, but he is no novice. I would not expect any breakage from the repos.

karellen
April 15th, 2007, 07:21 AM
of course, mepis uses ubuntu's repos for some time, the latest release is based on dapper but I'm not sure of this

aysiu
April 15th, 2007, 07:26 AM
Mepis has always had its own repositories.

In the past (when it was based on Knoppix), it mixed those with general Debian repositories.

Now that it's based on Ubuntu, it mixes the Mepis repositories with Ubuntu ones.

Warren Woodford would definitely do testing to make sure there's no breakage.

deanlinkous
April 15th, 2007, 05:03 PM
and if there is, it will be fixed in the next update - keep the sponsorship coming :)

justin whitaker
April 15th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Like the tittles says, Mepis uses Ubuntu repositories.
It really susprised me when I found out by opening Synaptic Package Manager and going to Settings/Repositories

List of Repositories in Mepis

http://apt.mepis.org/mepis32-6.5/

http://apt.mepis.org/simply32-6.0/

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/


And it also uses Breezy and Dapper repositories mixed up together.

Hope nothing will break...

Mepis switched over to Ubuntu prior to 6.0. Good move on their part. As for breakage: Warren has always done a good job managing the mix of sources: even back when he was using Debian, he was borrowing liberally from Sarge and Woody (or was it Sarge and Etch? Never can keep Debian code names straight!).