lsb-runtime-test install problem found
The bug causing the failures seen by Jeff, myself, and others, where
lsb-runtime-tests that failed could be fixed by reinstalling the alien'd deb,
has been found.
When alien creates install scripts that reset the ownership and permissions to
what they were in the rpm, it was taking advantange of a certain behavior in
chmod/chown that was recently changed in coreutils. The new behavior causes
setuid files to lose their setuidness when chown'd. So tests that needed to be
setuid weren't and that caused problems.
Thanks to Anthony Towns for finding the bug and proposing a fix, and Joey Hess
for fixing and uploading a new alien(version 8.36).
So when converting the lsb-runtime-test rpm with alien -c you want to use
version 8.36 or newer.