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Re: Problem with wajig rpm2deb command


On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Joey Hess wrote:

> Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 19:09:45 -0500
> From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
> To: Jim Holland <debian@mango.zw>
> Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: 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.

You are right.  I hadn't checked the rpm carefully enough.  The files
/usr/share/mc/* are in fact missing from that package, so the problem was 
not in the conversion.  In order to get "wajig rpm2deb" to work I had to 
install alien, so wajig presumably does use alien.


Jim Holland
System Administrator
MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

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