[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Red Hat Package Manager debianized

On Mon, 28 Oct 1996, Chris Fearnley wrote:

cjf >'Christoph Lameter wrote:'
cjf >>
cjf >>Gated is not available on Debian (strange licensing) but is available for
cjf >>Redhat. So I sought for a way to install RedHat packages under Debian and
cjf >>debianized the Red Hat Package manager rpm. I was able to install gated
cjf >>with it.
cjf >
cjf >Cool.
cjf >
cjf >>Installing this package means that you have two competing package managers
cjf >>that know nothing about each other on your system!
cjf >
cjf >Uggh.  Yuk.  Is there any way to hack this to not cause chaos.  Some
cjf >poor user soon is going to convert their Debian system into a
cjf >Debian-Red Hat hybrid and I don't want to help them debug it.

There is there is. Dont panic. Get the latest version of debmake which
will convert a Red Hat package (using rpm .. ) and install it using dpkg.

--- +++ --- +++ --- +++ --- +++ --- +++ --- +++ --- +++ ---
PGP Public Key  =  FB 9B 31 21 04 1E 3A 33  C7 62 2F C0 CD 81 CA B5 

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-changes-REQUEST@lists.debian.org . Trouble? e-mail to Bruce@Pixar.com

Reply to: