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Resources => Frequently Asked Questions => Topic started by: kendall on March 12, 2014, 04:50:59 pm

Title: What is Peppermint based on?
Post by: kendall on March 12, 2014, 04:50:59 pm
Peppermint is a derivative of Ubuntu, specifically the *.04 versions which release every April. Peppermint is not, nor has ever been based on Linux Mint, though it does make use of some of Linux Mint's open source tools. Originally, The Peppermint ISO files typically use Lubuntu ISO files as a starting point as they share the highest number of packages of any official Ubuntu release. Peppermint is not affiliated with Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Canonical, or Linux Mint in any capacity, but does make use of the Ubuntu official package repositories. Peppermint also houses its own repositories on Canonical's development service called Launchpad.
Title: Re: What is Peppermint based on?
Post by: Admiral_Smith on October 10, 2017, 09:18:01 pm
It is based from Debian.
Title: Re: What is Peppermint based on?
Post by: VinDSL on October 10, 2017, 09:21:27 pm
(grabs a bag of popcorn)  8)
Title: Re: What is Peppermint based on?
Post by: scifidude79 on October 10, 2017, 11:27:21 pm
This is a thread created to answer a question, not ask one.  Kendall was the lead programmer, pretty much the guy who created the distribution, for several years, so everything is in that first post.  It's based on Ubuntu, not Debian.  Ubuntu itself is realistically only partly Debian based, as it's developed independently and at a much quicker pace than Debian.

Now, I'll step aside and let our current commander in chief, PCNetSpec, take it from here.
Title: Re: What is Peppermint based on?
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 11, 2017, 08:50:00 am
Not much to add to what scifidude said .. Peppermint is based on Ubuntu (or more accurately the LXDE spin Lubuntu) not Debian.
(no part of Peppermint is sourced directly from Debian, conversely nearly all of it is sourced directly from the Ubuntu repos)

Sure you could attempt to suggest Ubuntu is based on Debian (so Peppermint by extrapolation), but besides using Debian package management Ubuntu host all their own packages very few of which are 1:1 copies of Debian packages.

Remember, nearly all the code Debian host is not written by them, just packaged by them .. in the same way Ubuntu package/patch/repackage then host it.

Ubuntu also track their own packages for bugs, and release their own security patches independently of Debian.

It'd be hard to define a distro as "based on" another just because it uses the same package management system don't you think ?

The whole "Ubuntu is based on Debian" argument may have once held some water but I'm not sure it still does, as nearly all the packages have diverged.
(including the core package management packages such as dpkg)

But at the end of the day it doesn't matter what anyone's stance on the "is Ubuntu Debian based" question, Peppermint is built from Lubuntu (sourcing Ubuntu packages) so is Ubuntu based.



If you see any statement  on this forum by Kendall .. you should probably presume it to be true and well considered, he is after all not new at this ;)



(grabs a bag of popcorn)  8)

Thanks for that, gave me a chuckle :))