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    Default Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    Hi ive just installed Backtrack 4 on my spare laptop, and was wondering if I can upgrade it with Ubuntu 9.10 disk.

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    No. This FAQ entry is sort of related to this, and hopefully should give you an idea why this might be a problem.

    Why did you want to do that exactly? BackTrack has its own repository. Is there a particular program or tool installed on BackTrack from Ubuntu 9.10 that you want/need?
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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    You should not do that,guys here do not recommend to do it.

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    Trust me thats a bad idea... Kubuntu 9.10-kde3 would be a better choice, but that still breaks damned near everything. If you know what you're doing you can update BT to have dependencies required for installing/compiling a lot of tools, but you should have a good reason (you'll lose official support). Patience will likely bring a more up-to-date base OS.

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    Why do you want to do that its just going to be a MASSIVE headache.

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    Never do such thing like that ....BT4 repo is the best bro!!!

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by longjidin View Post
    Never do such thing like that ....BT4 repo is the best bro!!!
    Odd.

    BT4 repo is primarily an 8.10 repo, keep in mind the insane difference in the number of people who maintain Ubuntu and BT, and the devs aren't making a tonne of dough off of this so i'm pretty sure they either have to maintain day jobs or rob banks to support themselves. That said, the BT4 repo is the only one you want to be using with BT4. Its mostly ubuntu packages, but the key things that make this distro what it is are in that repo, and dependent on each other. Take it from someone who's spent excessive time trying to forward-port the tools, its painful.

    What exactly do you need Karmic for? Lucid is already in beta anyway .

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    Lucid Lynx I choose you!


    LOL, k lets get serious now. BT4 wasn't made to be a regular distro and it is a great example for the saying: "If it ain't broken don't fix it"

    and as I said before its will just give you a massive headache in the end.

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    Thanks guys for the quick response, I will take the advice of you guys and leave alone, but how do I update Backtrack software from the backtrack repository. Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Can I Update Backtrack 4 with Ubuntu disk 9.10

    OK, I think this point has been covered to death by now, so in order to avoid more repetition Im closing this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by C_H_Lee View Post
    Thanks guys for the quick response, I will take the advice of you guys and leave alone, but how do I update Backtrack software from the backtrack repository. Many thanks in advance.
    Please read the FAQ forum before asking questions.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...backtrack.html
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