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
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