Re: deb package format
I noticed the same thing too......... I can't find the SANE scanner driver or
Enlightenment Binaries and afew other things that I forget in.deb.... Only
RPM. :(...... Whenever I try to install/debianize with Alien, it says
/usr/bin/checkbash: tempfile: command not found
/usr/bin/checkbash: $TMP: ambiguous redirect
and stops...... The RPM package doesn't work either.
Any ideas on how to fix those errors?
John Spence wrote:
> I've been on a few software sites lately where the owner of the site is a
> software author. There seems to be a growing trend for linux package
> developers to provide packages in tarball and rpm format.
> The two sites I have in mind are the Tkrat (a mail client for X) and Rhide
> (Turbo C like environment for GCC) author's sites.
> Both sites had versions of their latest packages in rpm format. Is there,
> or should there be an effort to Debianize packages and provide the authors
> with a .deb package to make available on their sites?
> I know that 'alien' can install rpm files and in fact I did use alien to
> install both of the packages I mentioned. This might not be common
> knowledge to people who are making the dreaded "which dist should I use?"
> John Spence <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.newave.net.au/~jspence
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