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Old 12-12-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Question How to convert a rpm based distro into deb (apt-get) distro ?

How to convert a rpm based distro into deb (apt-get) distro ? kernel 2.2 rpm based distro convert to kernel 2.6 deb based distro? Can it be done without reinstall the whole OS ? thanks ...
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You might as well just install a modern debian based operating system. Apt can be used with rpms however
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you can install rpm in a deb distro so i don't see why you couldn't install dpkg in an rpm distro,

so you'll need dpkg and a deb to rpm converter, alien goes the other way but i'm not sure what you'd use for this.
access a deb repo such as ubuntu or debian and download aptitude, run dpkg aptitude.deb or whatever it'd be called, then dpkg --configure -a,
now you need to add some deb repo's to your /etc/apt file, or whatever it's called,
now you need to type sudo apt-get install synaptic and you should have a fully fuctional aptitude system up n running

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Jumping from 2.2 to 2.6 is a huge jump. Just install a current distro that is built around the kernel you want to use.

While using rpm on deb (or the other way around) can be done, it is far from ideal.


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