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Eerath 07-28-2005 04:12 AM

Converting .rpm/.tar.gz to .deb packages
 
How do you do it? I have an Intel 865g graphics driver in both .rpm and .tar.gz formats, and I need to install the package in Mepis (which uses .deb packages). How do I convert the packages? It says something about using 'alien' and 'perl', but being a total Linux :newbie: I dont have a clue what it's on about!

trey85stang 07-28-2005 04:48 AM

Re: Converting .rpm/.tar.gz to .deb packages
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Eerath
How do you do it? I have an Intel 865g graphics driver in both .rpm and .tar.gz formats, and I need to install the package in Mepis (which uses .deb packages). How do I convert the packages? It says something about using 'alien' and 'perl', but being a total Linux :newbie: I dont have a clue what it's on about!
i dont know much about mepis or debian, but with the tar.gz (if it is a source pacakge) you can configure and make, and then use checkinstall to created a .deb package.

Search google for checkinstall there is probably a .deb package on the official website.

harken 07-28-2005 05:48 AM

Use alien for converting rpms to debs.

Eerath 07-28-2005 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by harken
Use alien for converting rpms to debs.
Yes, but how

harken 07-28-2005 07:48 AM

Sorry, I missed the last part of your first post:
Quote:

How do I convert the packages? It says something about using 'alien' and 'perl'
I'm not sure on how could you use perl, but for alien see
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/alien.1.html and
Code:

man alien


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