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Re: non-Debian package

Install package rpm, then just rpm -Uvh.  You may have some dependency
issues though (rpm doesn't recognize when a .deb covers a dependency).

On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Holp, John Mr. 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	??

Yes.  Not very well IME, but it'll usually do it.

>	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?

Look at Connectiva's apt.  It understands RPMs...

>	man alien, whereis alien, whatis alien, etc., etc produce no
>indication of such a thing on my Debian 2.2.17 machine.

Have you done apt-get alien?

>John D. Holp

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Who is John Galt?  galt@inconnu.isu.edu, that's who!

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