Re: Anti-Debian Discruimination (was: DEB vs RPM)
* David McNab (firstname.lastname@example.org) spake thusly:
> Also, how much success have people had with the 'alien' utility for
> converting .rpm to .deb? I've heard people saying that 'alien' is pretty
> evil and can seriously screw up a debian installation.
Anything can seriously screw up any installation, if you don't know what
you're doing. E.g. RPMs that come with startup scripts try to install them
in /etc/rc.d/init.d, so you have to edit relevant scripts before making a
.deb. I never had a problem converting rpm to deb, but then I have half
a clue... and also I don't have to do that too often.
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