there are some apps available on ubuntu repo but not in debian repo.
but ubuntu is based on debian. so i think…. i can just download the packages from ubuntu and install it on debian.
here’s how i do it…
first, install gdebi for easier .deb packages installation:
sudo aptitude install gdebi then, search the packages you want. example, i want to install pyneighborhood, so i open this link: http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/pyneighborhood make sure your debian have correct dependencies. example, pyneighborhood from intrepid depends on smbclient >= 3.0.22. let's check smbclient on debian: http://packages.debian.org/lenny/smbclient so, it's 3.2.4 which is >= 3.0.22. that's mean we have all required dependencies.<br /> now, let's download the packages from the nearest mirror: http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/all/pyneighborhood/download or you can also swim in to the pool http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pyneighborhood/ after it's download, just open a terminal to install it: sudo gdebi pyneighborhood_0.4-0ubuntu5_all.deb
this will also download all its dependencies if it’s not yet installed.
that’s it. the ubuntu package is now installed in debian.
now, i like to know what ubuntu apps that you missed the most and not yet available on debian? post your voice!