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Re: .deb (II)

You can, but it's a PITA.  Better to find the relevant
debian/storm/progeny/corel package and install it.  Failing that, alien
works, but I remember it crapping all over my filesystem when I used it (I
realized that a tarball is infinitely cleaner and much less hassle).  HTH

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:

> Hi to all!
> On Sat, 11 Nov 2000 00:43:16 -0500, Valius wrote:
> >or use alien (I believe it should be in your RedHat distribution) and
> >``alienize'' .debs to .rpms 
> >
> I would like to know if alien can be user to obtain a .deb from a .rpm. If
> this is the case, what happens with the
> directories were, after installation, files are installed? I mean RH may
> use some directories and Debian anothers. How compares an "alienized"
> (.rpm --> .deb) version of a program with an original .deb version? After
> install both of them work equally fine? Both versions can be updated using
> apt-get?
> Thanks in advance for the answers!
> Regards from Rio,
> Marcelo
> _____________________
> Marcelo Chiapparini
> chiappa@centroin.com.br

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