Is Ubuntu a Compatibility Nightmare for Debian?

Posted by devnet on Apr 12, 2005 3:30 AM EDT; By Anonymous
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Following Friday's release of Ubuntu Linux 5.04, Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian project, told 'Ubuntu's popularity is a net negative for Debian.' He explained: 'It's diverged so far from Sarge that packages built for Ubuntu often don't work on Sarge. And given the momentum behind Ubuntu, more and more packages are being built like this. The result is a potential compatibility nightmare.' Ian suggests a method for averting crisis on his blog."

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