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Re: Can rpm packages from other linux distribution be used on Debian?

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 05:40:51PM +0800, Rick wrote:
>      Our product is base on redhat,I will porting it to Debian,but in this
> system,many procedure depend redhat rpms,for example:
> glibc-2.3.2-11.9.i386.rpm, perl-5.8.0-88.i386.rpm,etc..
>     At the start,I wanted to try install these rpm packages(from redhat)

Once you have done that, the system is no longer really Debian, so I
don't see the point. Figure out what Debian packages it depends on

> On debian,but I found that thers is a lot work to do,some rpm packages
> even can't be installed on it.(perhaps these rpms packages from redhat
> can't be used on debian at all).

In general they shouldn't be.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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