Yep, we've been using alien for a long, long time. I remember using it
about 5 years ago on Red Hat Linux 7.3 to install a .deb package. It
There's a similar tool for Slackware, called "rpm2tgz". That's how I installed OpenOffice.org 2.3.1 just last night.
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Barry Cisna wrote:
Hello List, This is not really k12ltsp specific, but here is a handy tool I think several people here may be able to use at times. Alien, It converts Debian.deb files to Fedora .rpm and to .tar.gz, and Stampede slp files and so forth. Something you wouldn't need very often but at times is handy. I have used it a few times and works like a champ.Surely not written by me but just thought it worth mentioning. Of course be careful using it as it could easily break things especially if you are installing init files and the likes. Yikes! Example: To convert a .deb file to .rpm alien --to-rpm xyz.deb will output xyz.rpm into the same directory. How simple!:-) Here is the url to check it out: http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/alien/ Thanks to ~joey You only need a recent perl install on your distro for it to work so you won't suffer from dependency H*%L trying to make it work. The alien.tar.gz has been converted to rpm by yours truly( my feeble attempt at being geeky),for easy install convenience and can be downloaded in either -src.rpm or -noarch.rpm here if you like: ftp://eazylivin.net/pub/alien Take Care, Barry Cisna _______________________________________________ K12OSN mailing list K12OSN redhat com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>