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Re: RPM on Debian

> Urban Gabor wrote:
> > someone has mentioned in these lists that installing alien packages from
> > .rpm can be dangerous. I'd like to know more about it, so please write
> > some pro's and con's.


 - You get access to non-Debian-packaged stuff.


 - The package isn't configured for a Debian system. From past experiences,
Apache, MySQL and SAMBA headers files are not at the same place from
distribution to distribution. Although this example is unlikely to affect
bianry packages, things can get worse quite easily. Think of a few major
libs misplaced, or misconfigured, and your riding.

Christian Lavoie
UIN: 947212

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