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I am a very newbie and had successfully installed ALIEN (which converts RPS to debian etc) on my linux distro PC-LINUX OS
it sometimes demands DPKG-DEV to be installed , now i have searched
and downloaded it several times through several sources (in RPM forms and one in source but they dont get installed )
__ i doubt i might not be getting the TYPE for my distro
can any one help me in providing the link for the stupid file coz i have searched alot and downloaded alot with no luck
also if any one can give me a working link for BISON package that would be very kind and helpful
Try using apt-get. It solves all dependency issues for you. Doing
apt-get install dpkg-dev
Will solve your problems much easier.
Alien is generally not needed, unless somebody only releases an .rpm package, and that is rare. Plenty of people for whatever reason release an .rpm and the source, and in that case you are often better off installing from source.
Speaking of which, how did you install the source package? Use the search feature here to see about installing packages from source. You may have unpacked the .tar.gz file, but it is still a long way from being installed at that point. You need to follow the steps in the README, which are generally ./configure, make, and make install.
In any case, just to get the dpkg-dev package installed, use the apt-get commands up top, and everything should be solved.
All my debian boxes have access to dpkg-dev, so it must be something with your distro that changes the package name, or something along those lines. Try doing this from your machine:
apt-cache search dpkg-dev
That should spit out packages for your distro that can be installed, and should get you dpkg-dev.
As for the location of apt packages, you could have found that by searching here, reading the man page for apt-get, looking on google, looking at google/linux, or any number of other possibilities. I won't tell you outright where it is, as having to do it for yourself will make you remember it much better.
When you uninstall/reinstall a package through apt, it doesn't download a new version of it each time. It would use the one already on the machine. If you are looking for the package to install on another machine, bear in mind that without using apt, any dependencies aren't handled, and the file itself won't be updated as apt didn't install it. I strongly suggest you use apt or the gui version of it, but of course the choice is yours.
thanks for this extended help but i treied
apt-cache search dpkg-dev but showed nothing , just a prompt with cursor in next line .
Cant u send me the binary version of the file so i can ./configure n make on my pc?
my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and thanks for that man apt thing , really admire such a positive attitude
If your apt-cache doesn't have dpkg-dev, then you are on the right track to install it from source, but why on earth should I or anyone else track down the source package for you? Do you not have access to the same internet I do?
Apt does not download source packages unless you tell it to. It gets .deb packages, which are preconfigured for your OS.
As for the man apt-get suggestion, I stand by that. If you had put the same effort into finding the package that you have put into posting here, you would have had it working days ago.
Since dpkg is a debian tool, I might suggest you try to find the package either in .deb or the source there.