Debian GNU / Linux is the distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
1k views

Whats eating my memory? [closed]

I often face the problem that something is eating away on my memory, but I can't put my finger on what it is. I have redis, mysql, ruby, php and apache running on the same server, it's been running ...
53
votes
6answers
46k views

Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?

Which is a better platform for a professional use server? Debian Stable or Ubuntu LTS? The third party software we plan to use, works on both. Which one is better on it own merits? Take into ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I download Ubuntu 'Lite' - just the core?

As a bit of a personal project im wanting to create a very lightweight desktop environment with something like fluxbox. As a start point im wanting to use something like a lightweight version of ...
5
votes
1answer
350 views

Tools to diff deb-src packages between ubuntu and debian repos

I can already create duplicate repos with the same versions of debs and deb-src packages. The problem is that I want to find the Ubuntu changes from Debian mainline (not from original source). ...
4
votes
3answers
135 views

What is the right way to reinstall from source after package was installed via apt?

I have a python package previously installed via apt(by default). Now I want to install new version and compile it manually from the sources with all the required modules. How can I do that? I ...
18
votes
3answers
611 views

How do I propose my project to be part of Debian too?

I have a new project hosted at launchpad.net. My project can be useful for both: Ubuntu and Debian. However, I can't find a documentation to start host my project at launchpad.net and get my package ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

What does dsfg as a part of package names mean?

I know the general format for package names in Debian and Ubuntu. Some packages have additions to the standard numbering scheme with obvious meaning like svn20090426 etc. But also quite a few packages ...
26
votes
7answers
19k views

Is running Ubuntu One on Debian 'possible'?

I read somewhere that Ubuntu One only runs on Ubuntu, which was a surprise (and I suppose it's just an official stance). What will it take for me to run it on Debian?
10
votes
3answers
3k views

is it possible to use Debian repositories in Ubuntu?

Since Ubuntu is a Debian derivative I thought maybe it's possible
4
votes
2answers
251 views

Information explaining the relationship between Debian and Ubuntu

Please post articles or blog posts that detail the relationship between Debian and Ubuntu (negative/positive) that you find insightful/useful/excellent... and please don't limit this to just the OS, ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to create deb package from Windows applications?

I want to make a deb file from a Windows application which will be run with wine. how do I make it? As an example, I use Ubuntu Christian Edition and I find the application Virtual Rosary is ...
32
votes
2answers
36k views

What is difference between the options “autoclean”, “autoremove” and “clean”?

apt-get has a few options which looks the same to me: autoclean, autoremove and clean. What do each of them do?
3
votes
3answers
927 views

Can I use Ubuntu PPAs in Sidux? [closed]

I want to test Sidux in Dual-Boot! Cause it is Debianoid a question popped up: Is ist possible to use PPAs in Sidux, too?
11
votes
3answers
639 views

What is Utnubu?

Not Ubuntu,I heard it on Planet Ubuntu but google doesn't tell me anything. It is something related to Debian.
17
votes
6answers
6k views

“Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning 'I can't configure Debian.'” — why did they write that?

From urban dictionary ubuntu is defined as "Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning "I can't configure Debian"". http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ubuntu I'm confused for that... How ...
4
votes
3answers
178 views

How long till a package shows up in the repository?

A package was recently added to Ubuntu. (It was synced from Debian.) I searched for it on http://packages.ubuntu.com but it isn't showing up. How long does it take?
3
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I dual-boot with Debian?

I want to install Debian Unstable alongside Maverick but I don't want to lose my data. Also my CD drive is Broken.
6
votes
1answer
456 views

Technically speaking, what is different about Ubuntu compared to other Linux distributions?

This is a question that's puzzled me for quite a while (and refers to the differences between all distributions). In my mind, a distribution is: a pre-configured OS, with some pre-installed packages, ...
50
votes
6answers
9k views

What is the simplest Debian Packaging Guide?

I went to the Ubuntu wiki but got confused,there were too many ways.Please tell me an easy guide to debian packaging.
46
votes
5answers
5k views

How is Ubuntu different from Debian?

Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian. It uses the same package format. In what ways is Ubuntu different from Debian?
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Is Ubuntu based on Debian unstable or Debian testing?

which of the two it is?
15
votes
0answers
579 views

How do I put a package into the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? I've created a Python application for Ubuntu. How do I package it and submit it for possible inclusion in the universe repository?