[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Anti-Debian Discruimination (was: DEB vs RPM)

* David McNab (david@rebirthing.co.nz) spake thusly:
> Also, how much success have people had with the 'alien' utility for
> converting .rpm to .deb? I've heard people saying that 'alien' is pretty
> evil and can seriously screw up a debian installation.

Anything can seriously screw up any installation, if you don't know what
you're doing. E.g. RPMs that come with startup scripts try to install them 
in /etc/rc.d/init.d, so you have to edit relevant scripts before making a 
.deb. I never had a problem converting rpm to deb, but then I have half
a clue... and also I don't have to do that too often. 

E-mail dmaziuk at bmrb dot wisc dot edu (@work) or at crosswinds dot net (@home)
http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu/descript/gpgkey.dmaziuk.ascii -- GnuPG 1.0.4 public key
The wombat is a mixture of chalk and clay used for respiration.       -- MegaHal

Reply to: