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Re: Problem with wajig rpm2deb command

Jim Holland wrote:
> Hi all
> I was wanting to install a later than standard version of Midnight
> Commander to solve some problems with the standard stable version
> 4.6.1-pre3-3, so found I had a choice between a tarball, a patch and an
> rpm at the following site:
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/managers/mc/snapshots/
> I thought I would be adventurous and run the command:
> 	wajig rpm2deb mc-2005112320-1.i386.rpm
> It successfully created a .deb package which installed fine.  However I
> soon realised that that many of the files in the rpm (eg /usr/share/mc/*
> for example, as well as others) were missing from the .deb package.  Is
> there any way round this problem other than going back to the tarball?  Or 
> is rpm2deb still somewhat experimental?
> Regards
> Jim Holland
> System Administrator
> MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

Please see my reply to your other message about getting a newer version
for Sarge.

In general, it is a Bad Thing(TM) to turn packages from one format to
another.  You are probably better off getting the upstream source and
then compiling it and installing it with checkinstall.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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