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Re: rpm: can it comply debian policy?

On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 07:25:41AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim wrote:
> > Suppose all files will go into /usr/local -- most of them will be shell
> > or perl scripts: what would be the possibility of an rpm package (using
> > alien) will screw a debian system?
> As long as all the files go into /usr/local the Debian system will not be
> damaged.

And, if you're converting the .rpm to a .deb using alien and installing
it with dpkg, dpkg will have the opportunity to check for file conflicts
and will refuse to install the package if any exist.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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