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Re: rpm packages - alien


* Uwe Dippel <udippel@uniten.edu.my> [031002 17:24]:
> I have to install am rpm-package (Radeon driver) in Woody.
> Newbie as I am, I found alien to use rpms.
> But an apt-get install alien gets me
> Package alien has no available version, but exists in the database.
> This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
> never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
> of sources.list

I'm pretty sure that alien (version 8.05) is in Woody (I checked
packages.debian.org). So, I have two questions for you:

1. Have you done an "apt-get update" recently?

2. What is in your /etc/apt/sources.list



Debian testing/unstable
Linux twofish 2.6.0-test3-looxt93c3 i686 GNU/Linux

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