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Re: non-Debian package

Holp, John Mr. (holpj@nwc.navy.mil) wrote:
> Debian Warriors,
> 	Is there a general technique or utility that allows one to install a
> non-Debina package on a Debian system?
> 	I am finding very sketchy information about a thing called
> "alien"		syntax something like;
> 	alien package_name.rpm
> 	Will apparently convert/create a Red Hat ".rpm" package to a Debian
> ".deb" package	??


> 	I don't think apt or apt-get need or understand packages with the
> .deb suffix.  So is it possible to use apt or apt-get on a non-Debian
> package to install it on a Debian system?
My alien version it has the option -i which installs a package
> 	man alien, whereis alien, whatis alien, etc., etc produce no
> indication of such a thing on my Debian 2.2.17 machine.

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