install ubuntu apps on debian

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:
make sure your debian have correct dependencies. example, pyneighborhood from intrepid depends on smbclient >= 3.0.22. let's check smbclient on debian:
so, it's 3.2.4 which is >= 3.0.22. that's mean we have all required dependencies.
now, let's download the packages from the nearest mirror:
or you can also swim in to the pool:
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!
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masky said…
I'd like to install deb packages on unbuntu without connexion internet said…
after gdebi installed,
if, and only if your package have all its dependencies satisfied,
you can install your package without internet connection
This is the great blog, I'm reading them for a while,
thanks for the new posts!
I'll post the same information to my blog, thanks for
ideas and great article.
LandRiders7th said…
what about all of ubuntu 12.04 repos on deian? I'd happily would switch if it's possible