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Re: Alien,tgz and rpm

alrenaud@swissinfo.org(alrenaud@swissinfo.org) is reported to have said:
> Alien is better passing tar.gz to .deb or
> .rpm to .deb?

>From the man page:
alien is a program that converts between Red Hat rpm, Debian deb,
Stampede slp, Slackware tgz, and Solaris pkg file formats. If you want
to use a package from another linux distribution than the one you have
installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your
preferred package format and install it. It also supports LSB


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