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Old 07-28-2005, 03:12 AM   #1
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Question 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 I dont have a clue what it's on about!
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:48 AM   #2
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Re: Converting .rpm/.tar.gz to .deb packages

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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 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.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 04:48 AM   #3
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Use alien for converting rpms to debs.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:53 AM   #4
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Use alien for converting rpms to debs.
Yes, but how
 
Old 07-28-2005, 06:48 AM   #5
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Sorry, I missed the last part of your first post:
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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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