directly install RH packages using rpm instead of alien
We all know that,
| On Debian and derived systems it is recommended to use "alien" to
| convert RPM packages into .deb format instead of bypassing the Debian
| package management system by installing them directly with rpm.
However, I'm wondering if it OK to install RH packages directly using rpm
instead of going through alien convention.
The reason that I'm asking is that,
- I'm installing a preparatory sw. It is only available in RH/Suse rpm
- There is a complicated installation script (think of being more
complicated than VMWare), and rpm installation is just one of its single
- The only dependencies of the sw is actually JRE, so I'm hope I would
avoid the infamous RH dependency hell.
But there is still one dependency there, and I don't know how to satisfy
Do you have any similar experiences?
Tong (remove underscore(s) to reply)