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Re: Converting ghostscript.rpm to Debian system

well..if you don't want to use alien to convert it to a .deb..then use
alien to convert it to a .tgz file..then you can untar/gzip it into a tmp
dir..put the files where you want...I'd recommend overwritting the existing
ghostscript package's files..then put ghostscript on "hold" so that it wont'
get updated.


On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 05:08:37AM +0000, John Gay wrote:
> I realise this is a bit Off-topic but, I've got a new laser printer that comes
> with a modified ghostscript package as the driver. I have tried alien with a few
> things before, but I've always got mixed results from it and don't trust it too
> much. As I understand packages, both .debs and .rpms, they are basically tar.gz
> with some extra stuff thrown in. Therefore I should be able to un-tar.gz the
> ghostscript.rpm and then install everything where Debian expects it on my
> Progeny system. I also want to be sure that apt does not replace this
> ghostscript with the another version of ghostscript, yet knows that I do have
> ghostscript installed for packages that depend on it.
> Again, sorry for going O/T, but I figured this list would know the most direct
> way to do this.
> Cheers,
>      John Gay
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Ivan E. Moore II
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