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Re: Problem with wajig rpm2deb command

Jim Holland wrote:
> 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?

After converting that file with alien, I don't see any missing files in
the deb. AFAIK wajig uses alien.

see shy jo

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