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:
> 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
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