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December 25th, 2004, 05:46 AM
I've noticed that some packages have a Ubuntu icon that supposedly indicated whether a package is supported or not (according to the help facilities). I originally thought this would indicate updated that come from the warty and warty-security repositories but this doesn't appear to be the case (linux-386- from warty-security is missing the icon). What does this icon indicate? Should I avoid installing packages I'm unfamiliar with that don't have the icon or is it still fine as long as it comes from a supported repository?

December 25th, 2004, 05:32 PM
You can basicly install anything on warty as long as you get it through synaptic. Even universe, multiverse packages. Unless you see that it wants to replace/remove something essential or packages like ubuntu-base or ubuntu-desktop.

You shouldn't experience any problems. in 99.9% of the cases, what can be installed, can be purged just as easily.