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Re: status of Progeny projects

On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 26, 2003 at 04:45:55PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > And using rpm to install rpms on a dpkg-managed system is bound to fail.  Any
> > time you have multiple package managers working side-by-side will cause
> > issues, as neither will know about the other.
> My statement that you can use rpm was for extracting the tar, not installing
> the packages with it.
> So your expect dpkg-rpm not only to extract the tar, as you have written,
> but also to execute the control scripts, do the registry and so on? I fail
> to see that alien is that far, so I wonder how a build in method would work
> better.

Just like you can't nescessarily run any random rpm thru alien, and expect the
deb to work, neither could you with this.

But those rpms that follow a cross-distribution standard should be installable
by dpkg-rpm.

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