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'
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.
> John Gay
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