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Re: RedHat support of Debian packages

Thus spake jaretis@shaw.ca:
> Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install 
> a suite of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian 
> packages.  Does Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)?  Out 
> of curiosity, which distros support these packages?  Does 
> Mandrake?  

Neither Redhat nor Mandrake support the use of Debian packages.  You
could attempt to use 'alien' to convert the packages to RPMs, but that
is just as likely to cause the programs to fail as it is for them to
work.  A Redhat machine may not have (and in truth will most likely not
have) the same versions of dependancies, or the same package names, and
thus the dependancies could become hosed.

Nathan Poznick <poznick@conwaycorp.net>

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. -
Harry Emerson Fosdick

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