Re: Converting rpm to deb with alien loses dependencies
On Friday 30 January 2004 13:41, Albert Dengg wrote:
> And if I read the manpage of alien correctly, alien does only support
> dependencys when converting from lsb packages....
Unfortunately it looks like you're correct, I skimmed that paragraph the first
time thinking it wasn't relevant:
lsb To convert from lsb packages, the Red Hat Package Manager must be
installed. Unlike the other package formats, alien can handle the
depenendencies of lsb packages if the destination package format supports
dependencies. Note that this means that the package generated from a lsb
package will depend on a package named "lsb" -- your distribution should
provide a package by that name, if it is lsb compliant. The scripts in the
lsb package will be converted by default as well.
Key is the statement "Unlike the other package formats, alien can handle the
depenendencies of lsb packages". That sucks. Oh well, time to start
building debs directly.
Fraser Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.wehave.net/
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada Debian GNU/Linux